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Microscope Kits for Kids

Microscope kits for kids allow children to examine cells, bugs, and creatures that live in water. This is a perfect instrument for a child interested in science and can provide fun and exploration for hours.    However, you do want to buy a quality microscope for your child. There are several inexpensive microscopes for sale that are just that – cheap. They are made of plastic and not worth the cheap price paid. Microscopes are a precision instrument, and it is difficult to find an inexpensive one that performs well. Here are a few that are higher quality, and worth the money.

microscope kits for kidsEducational Insights Microscope and Science Journal

The Educational Insights Nancy B’s microscope is an inexpensive microscope set rated better by users than most inexpensive microscopes. This microscope magnifies at 30, 100, and 400 times magnifications.  This microscope kit for kids includes a science journal with activities and space to make drawings and take notes. Also included are prepared and blank slides, and a top and bottom light to see inside specimens. Age recommendations for this are 8 to 11 years old, but younger kids in the 5 to 7 age range would do well with this microscope too.  Not included are the 3 AAA batteries needed to run the lights. Some buyers do complain that because it is made of plastic some of the movements aren’t smooth.

best microcope for kidsFirst Lab Duo-Scope Microscope Kit for Kids

This microscope is the winner of The Top Toy Award by Creative Child Magazine and a number 1 seller. It offers options for 3 magnifications, 40X, 100X and 400X. This is a high enough quality unit and is useable for several years. It is battery operated and comes 50 accessories including prepared slides, blank slides, stains, tweezers, dust cover, petri dish and more. The real glass lenses offer clarity when viewing an object as well as with magnification. This is recommended for older kids age 8 to 18 years old and is a durable first time microscope.

kids microscopeAmScope Cordless LED Field Biological Compound Microscope

This microscope is useable in both indoor and outdoor situations. It has a LED system powered by 3 AA or you can plug it in with the 110v plug transformer. Magnifications are: 40X, 100X, 250X, 400X and 1000X. The lenses are optical glass for the best quality. AmScope microscopes have a high retail price that is marked down, but most users are satisfied with the quality. This is a popular compound microscope for homeschooling parents. AmScope also offers several other models of microscopes, equipment and a variety of prepared slides, such as biology, botany and assorted slides for homeschool use.

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