Microscope and Activity Journal

Microscope and Activity Journal

# 017300

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Item #: 017300
Grades: PK-8

Product Description:

Part of the Nancy B's Science Club series, this set pairs a junior microscope with an activity journal for guided observations. The beginner microscope features 30x-400x magnification, LED lighting, a coarse focus knob and a rubber eyepiece cup. There are actually two lights one on the bottom and one on top, so you can use it as a light microscope (for semitransparent slides) and a dissecting microscope (for 3-D objects). Although all plastic, the microscope has a sturdy design and is battery-powered, so you can take it out in the field without worry. While you can't compare this one to an actual compound microscope on optics, it seems to work pretty well for an inexpensive scope, especially in the low magnification range. Several tools are also included with the microscope - four prepared slides, seven blank slides, seven cover slips, a Petri dish, specimen vial, spatula, tweezers, scalpel, stirring rod, test tube and pipette. The 22-page activity journal both acquaints students with how to use the microscope and provides ideas for projects and activities that they can complete while also giving them spaces to record observations. Activities include a variety of subjects, including examining cheek cells, the marks made by various writing utensils, ground spices and more. Please note that the microscope is only battery-powered and requires 3 AA batteries, not included.

Publisher Description:

This two-in-one light and dissecting microscope gives amazing, up-close views and the keepsake journal features fun experiments and creative activities.

  • 30x-400x Light and dissecting microscope
  • Equipped with a full set of scientific tools including tweezers, scalpel, spatula, stirring rod, test tube, pipette, 7 cover slips and slide labels, 4 prepared slides, 7 blank slides, Petri dish, and specimen vial
  • 22-Page activity journal
  • Requires 3 AAA batteries (not included)
  • Supports STEM: Ask questions, conduct experiments, record and interpret data
  • Ages 8-12

  • Category Description for Nancy B's Science Club Kits:

    Although designed especially to appeal to girls, we love these kits because they include tools for observation along with a guided journal that helps them to use the tool and apply it to their own investigations. The viewers are all a step up from just a toy, with decent-quality plastic optics (or glass, in the case of the telescope) and additional tools built in to aid in observations (like a compass on the binoculars and a ruler on the aquascope). Each viewer is also packaged with a full-color, 22-page activity journal, which helps kids use their tool for a variety of guided observations and activities.

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    1.25 (lbs.)
    9.5" x 9.0" x 4.5"
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    Sounds like a great kit! Is there a version like this that is less girl specific? We are having trouble finding a comprehensive, affordable microscope kit for our son that includes slides and tools like this.
    Stephanie on Dec 12, 2020
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