What is it
Functioning microscope with realistic features.
3 levels of magnification: 25 x, 50 x & 100 x settings.
Illumination under the slides.
This 36 piece set contains 8 blank slides and several tools to help make up slides & specimens for examination.
Contains 3 pre-prepared slides for instant viewing. (fern root, wool and oleaster)
What our team of testers said
"If you turn the dial you can see it in even more detail." - Girl aged 11
"Wow, the pencil looks so detailed, it has so many lines." - Boy aged 9
- Promotes scientific knowledge and vocabulary
- Encourages turn taking
- Stimulates creativity
What our experts think
This microscope engages children in active learning about the different properties of objects, helping them to build their scientific knowledge and vocabulary. Our testers were fascinated by the prepared slides and enjoyed using the different magnification options to investigate them. They worked together to create their own slides, which really encouraged their creativity – we saw tomato juice, hand cream, fabric and even dog hair used!
The creative role play element really enhanced learning, as the children took it in turns to play investigator and examine the textures of different objects close up. They even had a competition to see who could pick the object that would have the most interesting texture under the microscope. This was great for promoting discussion and we heard some great descriptive language and scientific vocabulary being used.
- RRP: £24.99
- Brands: Trends UK
- Battery Operated
- Toy Types: .Toys
Science & Nature
- Types of skills developed: Categorisation & comparison
Colour, shape and pattern recognition
Personal, social & emotional development
Speech, language and communication skills
Teamwork, turn taking & sharing
Understanding the world