My four year old loved it! I was originally worried that she would have a hard time using it (because I couldn't figure out how to get it to work), but she was able to figure it out in 5 mins!!!! Now she basically carries it everywhere.
I bought it for my kid's birthday, but I found myself swiping it from their rooms from time to time to do my own exploring! I love using this! Right here are some close up pixel shots
If your expecting a ultra-powerful microscope, this is not it. It's made out of plastic. BUT it seems to be really durable plastic. I dropped it several times from my height (5' 8'') and there is not even a single scratch! The lens quality is also really good. Enough to observe bugs and insects.
Awesome tool for homeschooling, education, and learning. Couldn't be happier with the quality or price.
I bought it for my two elementary aged daughters. They have a traditional microscope, I purchased this specifically for the younger 7 year old because she is a total nature girl. I knew she'd be outside examining flower petals, dirt, bugs, etc (whatever she'd get her hands on). Since it arrived, we've looked at money, beads, more dirt, strands of hair, bugs, food, anything that would fit under the scope. Just place the item of interest under the clear shield, with the LED shining directly on it and you can see intricate detail, patterns, textures that you'd never discern with your naked eye.
In 24 hours my 4 year daughter has had more fun than we have had in a long time. Honestly expected it to be a glorified magnifying glass. Trust me, this is an actual microscope.
Kids are having a great time looking at all kinds of things with their microscopes. Great fun and they are seeing things up close!
I bought this portable microscope for my nephew who just turned six. The magnification dial is stuck and will not turn, so it only functions at 20x magnification, not 40x. While all the adults in the room had fun looking at fabric and grains of salt with the microscope, my nephew and his nine-year-old friend both had difficulty seeing anything through it. However, I am fairly certain that with a little coaching he will be able to use it effectively and will enjoy it.
My 4 grandchild LOVE this!
The little ones are amazing. All the kids in the neighborhood were trying it out and I heard a lot of "That's so cool!"
My nephew was amazed seeing the details of tiny creatures. I'm happy that he liked the kit, I would definitely recommend this kit!
I ordered this for my grandchildren and it arrived in time for the holidays and we opened it. The grandchildren call it their favorite gift!
This is honestly such a HUGE hit! Really good quality light/lens. Initially, it's a challenge to put anything that isn't flat/ under the viewer, but you (or your children) get used to it quickly
My nephew wasn't sold on the microscope (I think he was planning on a traditional, desk-type one) that we gave him for Christmas. Since I emailed you a few days ago, he's changed his mind and is now enjoying it (his favorite thing so far: "Aunt Lizzie! I scraped my knee and then looked at the BLOOD!"
Thanks for your help, and thanks for helping kids love science early. Here's to good science teachers who can keep that love growing as they get older.
For this price, it's AMAZING! It's amazing in general!
my favorite thing to view was the mole cricket digging leg. My daughter found the honey bee wing to be the most fascinating
I got this for my 7 year old son who is a HUGE science/STEM nerd. He hasn't put it down all day!!! I'm so glad :)
Really great handheld scope
Absolutely Great!! I had my doubts when buying but went ahead anyways because of all the positive reviews. It is very simple to use and produces nice and clear images for the kids and I
Incredible microscope. Nice size
WOW was I impressed. If you're looking for a pocket microscope for the kids, this is one! 20-40x doesn't seem like a lot, but once you get this thing you are suddenly looking at everything. Great buy