Microscope Lab (Magic School Bus)
Travel with Ms. Frizzle and her class through the land of microscopy with this lab kit. This kit includes the things that young researchers need to explore the world of tiny things microscope, blank slides, cover slips, tweezers, collecting vial, 20 colorful experiment and instruction cards, prepared slides of fungi and algae, and a data notebook for recording your own scientific observations all packaged in a cool Magic School Bus-shaped box. The microscope operates on 2 AA batteries (not included) and is made of plastic with 100, 300 and 600x magnification. Although that sounds powerful, this is still a toy and doesn't give the quality and clarity of higher priced microscopes. I spent some time looking at the prepared slides and had some difficulty with the viewing on 600x but got a pretty good view with the 100 and 300x settings. Overall this is a good starter set for beginning to explore with Ms. Frizzle. - Donna
Ms. Frizzle and her students take Young Scientists on a wild ride with the Magic School Bus as they explore the world around them with a microscope in this award-winning STEM kit. Young Scientists learn about the history of the microscope, explore the different parts of a microscope, and discover how to use a microscope. Young Scientists make slides of water droplets, plant parts, textile fibers, all kinds of paper, crystals, and much, much more! This investigative bus-shaped kit comes with a microscope, blank slides, cover slips, tweezers, collecting vial, 20 colorful experiment cards, prepared slides of fungi and algae, and a data notebook to record observations. Seatbelts, everyone! Get ready for to investigate with Microscope Lab!
Kit Includes: all supplies needed (except for common household items) and detailed experiment cards with guidance to make this educational science STEM kit for kids a great learning toy.
Magic School Bus science activity sets come in two sizes - labs and kits. We get an occasional question about the differences in the two, so here are the basic differences: Labs come in a Magic School Bus shaped box and include activity cards, a data notebook for recording information, and supplies to complete them, organized into trays. The number of activity cards ranges from 20 in Human Body, Space, Slime & Polymer, and Microscope labs, 28 in Weather, 33 in Engineering, and 51 in Chemistry.