The Smithsonian Microscope Set has everything kids need to make the next big scientific discovery. From sample collection to slide preparation, your son or daughter will feel like the lead scientist in a professional laboratory. For convenience, an LED light illuminates specimen from below the stage, but it flips over for children to reflect natural light off of the mirror as well. While conducting observational experiments in the field, children can simply reflect the sun off of the mirror to illuminate any collected specimens that have been prepared on the slides. Slide preparation and microscope usage at home are excellent ways for children to learn and understand proper lab techniques and microscope handling skills that transfer well into the science classroom.
While the Smithsonian Microscope is designed for easy use by children, it includes everything they need to engage in detailed microscopic observations. Prepared slides are provided for children to get a quick start in exploring the microscopic world, but this microscope set for kids has a full lab's worth of equipment to use in preparing slides of their own discoveries to explore at 150, 450, and 900 times magnification. After discovering an interesting specimen at which your son or daughter wants to take a closer look, he or she can use the scalpel, spatula, and tweezers to properly mount a sample on a blank slide and start comparing its properties with other collected specimen. Children can even use the pipette, specimen vial, and stirring rod to create and observe different kinds of solutions. Engage your child's curious mind and nurture a love of learning with the Smithsonian Microscope Set.
The Smithsonian Microscope Set has the following features:
Ages 8 and Up