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Science Mad 100x Microscope Set

£25.99

Nurture scientific exploration and observation with this Microscope featuring three different magnifications and an adjustable focus.

 

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Age: 6-8 years

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Description

Looking at objects under a microscope brings fascinating details into view, including some that you would never think were there! This microscope provides three different magnifications, from 25x to 100x, to suit a wide range of specimens.

To maximise the precise detail that you see, it features a battery powered illuminator, a mirror reflector, as well as an adjustable focus.
Everything is included to prepare your slides and conduct your studies. There are 2 pre-prepared examples to get you started featuring rose stem and onion skin specimens.
Have fun gathering specimens such as pond water, salt crystals, mould, insects and flower pollen – all are amazing things to examine under a microscope.

Contents:
• 1 x Microscope
• 2 x Pre-prepared slides with rose stem and onion skin specimens
• 4 x Blank slides
* 1 x Pair of tweezers
• 1 x Stirring rod
• 1 x Magnifying glass
• 2 x Specimen vials
* 1 x Pipette
• 8 x Slide covers & labels
• 1 x Case for slide covers & labels
• 1 x Instruction manual

Additional information

Weight0.55 kg
Dimensions120 × 320 × 273 mm

What our testers said

“The hair looks just like a twig, I wonder if all hairs look the same?” – Boy aged 8

“It’s good that you get some slides with it to show you the type of things you can see.” – Girl aged 10

What our experts think

This up to 100x magnification microscope allows children to explore different objects close up, nurturing their natural curiosity about the world around them. Investigating the features of different objects encourages further exploration and discussion about different scientific concepts, developing important vocabulary and observation skills. 

The children had fun trying to think of different things to look at under the microscope, which sparked imagination and creativity. We found the samples that come with the microscope helpful for getting started. While the detail of the microscope focus was very clear, adult guidance was needed throughout to help with getting things in focus. However, children would be able to improve their ability to do this over time with practice. 

Skills developed

– Nurtures curiosity and exploration

– Promotes scientific observation and vocabulary

– Encourages creativity and imagination