I bought a microscope for our kids at Christmas time. I knew we weren’t going to be using it then but I wanted to get it while I saw in the store instead of trying to find one later on. We recently got it out and started looking at different things with it.
Hubby heard a friend took a tick, put it in rubbing alcohol to kill it, then looking at it under a microscope with his kids. I would like to say that no ticks were harmed in the process, but we kill those creepy crawlies, and fast.
They enjoyed looking at all parts of it.
Hubby then plucked a hair from my hair for them to check out.
Our microscope came with a number of blank slides, tweezers, stirring rod, a plastic scalpel, spatula, small test tubes, specimen vials, and more. You can find it, read more about it, and buy it if you like, you can find it on Amazon.
I love the price point of this one, not too much that you’re going to worry about letting your kids use it for fear of it getting broken.
We have have been looking at other things as well. We’d love for you to join the fun learning with us.
While looking under the microscope my kids are fascinated by how different things look magnified compared to what we see when simple looking with our eyes. We like to draw them first, how we see them with our eyes, and then again after looking through the microscope.
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Hubby was just as into using the microscope as the kids were as he had never used one before. He didn’t take biology in school, so no microscope. I love that you can buy them so easy now, whether you homeschool or not, they are affordable.