Surprisingly effective and easy to use. I feel like it's an order of magnitude easier to use than what I remember from highschool. Really neat to see my daughter's enthusiasm over the past week.
I purchased the portable microscope for my grandson's 8th birthday. As soon as he unwrapped it, he immediately took it out of the box. He couldn't wait to start exploring with it. He is so excited to bring it around his country house property and check out all of the nature around him.
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.
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.
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
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.
I never liked science, but this really makes science fun for my granddaughter! She has really bad astigmatism and ADHD, and I was afraid that her eye problems would make it hard for her to use, but she could see just fine, and her younger 3 year old brother was able to look at the things as well. Just the right size for children's hands, and easy enough for them to be able to focus in on things. A great company to do business with! Also showed it to a STEM teacher, and she was very impressed with it!!!
I have gotten a few microscopes for my kid and they mostly do what they say but ease of use is a large hurdle for kids.
This one though is by far the best kids microscope you could get, its super easy to use and precise enough to get a extremely clear picture.
Its zoom in value I think is 40x and its nice, nothing crazy but it does not need to be. Its a thing on the go, keep it in your hand and look at anything my kid loves it!
The light placement is good and does not over blast the object.
Surprisingly great microscope for the price.
Product is sturdy and works well. Company treated me like they really cared about my satisfaction. I will definitely visit here next timer I'm looking for ideas for my grandkids.
So glad I took a chance on this because it's so fun! It's way easier than a huge microscope, doesn't require any setup and works great! Ordering was easy and shipping was quick. I am going to buy these as gifts.
I bought this microscope for my six-year-old grandson. He was absolutely amazed when he looked and saw the “wiggly”microscopic images that were in a drop of dirty rain water. I can’t wait to buy more prepared slides and see his reaction! It was so much fun to share this experience with him. Thank you STEMKIDS!
This small microscope really works and is easy for kids to use. (You do have to right on top of what you are looking at.) I previously bought a microscope from another reputable company for my child but it was TERRIBLE !!! Couldn't see a thing. This one really allows my child to see some amazing things up close! Thanks STEMkids!
As soon as my granddaughter opened the box with her microscope, she proceeded to examine EVERYTHING! Best gift Ever
One of our best rotations: hand held microscopes! Outdoor Education at Camp Roger.
Not only did my 8 year grandson lived this, it was fun to give him a gift he hadn’t known about - something new & different!
Thank you for such great customer service from ordering al the way to delivery.. The microscope is the talk among home schooled children. The mothers are all giving it great reviews. I bought it for my nephew and niece that are home schooled. "It's cool" we really like it alot! we're their responses.
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.
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 4 grandchild LOVE this!
My nephew was amazed seeing the details of tiny creatures. I'm happy that he liked the kit, I would definitely recommend this kit!