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Educational Insights Geosafari Jr My First Microscope

Item# SPM8769944031 | Model# EI-5112 | Added on February 23, 2014 |
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Educational Insights Geosafari Jr My First Microscope
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Designed by a scientist and mother of two preschoolers, My First Microscope allows kids to see a magnified hidden world with ease! This fully functional microscope is a real working science tool with two extra-large eyepieces and a chunky, kid-sized focusing knob. A bright LED with easy push-button action lights up details for even more discoveries. Encourages scientific exploration. Rewards curiosity. Introduces kids to a key scientific tool. A microscope designed with preschoolers in mind. View anything at up to 8x magnification. Part of the award-winning GeoSafari Jr. line of toys.

  • A microscope designed with preschoolers in mind
  • View anything at up to 8x magnification
  • Part of the award-winning GeoSafari Jr. line of toys
  • 3 AAA batteries required (not included)
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By educationalinsightspwr
September 19th, 2014
We Love it!

Preschool and Kindergarten kids are naturally curious about the world and what lives in it. Help your child get excited about learning with the GeoSafariĀ® Jr. My First Microscope. This microscope can magnify any small object- flat or dimensional- at 8x. This is a real working microscope made just for little hands. It is designed specifically for kids, so it is built with rounded edges, big buttons and a large knob. Adisyn and my niece Dezi loves to find items to magnify throughout the yard and house. I love that she can hold it securely without it slipping away from her. It has an extra large eye piece so that she can see what she is viewing without squinting. It also has a large push-button light to help her see more clearly (3 AAA batteries are required to work the light). She feels so important being able to use a science tool all by herself. The magnification at 8x is perfect for her. We can study and learn about different textures of the outside and inside world. Whether it's buttons, bugs, blades of grass, flower seeds, small rocks, coins, etc. We've had a blast exploring in our own backyard, such a new experience for her.

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Brenda  Uy
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September 19th
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Great product; not sure about magnification

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My son loves the idea of this microscope and is always keen to have a look through it but he gets bored quite quickly because, and this may just be a problem with my particular example, the magnification is rather disappointing. In no circumstances is it anything approaching 8x. It seems more like 1.5x - that is, something that is about an inch across will appear under the microscope to be about 1.5 inches. I don't think there's anything I've missed operationally to increase the magnification; it's just rather underwhelming. But the absence of any similar comments here leads me to believe that it's a problem with my item. I would recommend it to a friend, with this caveat.

January 17th via educationalinsightspwr
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Science is fun!

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We received this in exchange for my honest review. I was excited to get my 4 year old daughter started in the science field. Kids are naturally curious and love to learn. The microscope is easy to use and I am comfortable letting her walk around with it. It's solid plastic. It's brightly colored with all the basic parts of a regular microscope - lens, light, knob, etc. Children look through with both eyes and that's very helpful for little ones. The stage is big enough to place objects on it. I was struggling a little with what to have her look at. I was overthinking it. We tried a leaf and a few toys within reach. After she understood what to do she choose other objects to look at. I'm always happy to see when she randomly goes to her microscope to look at something. This is a fun first microscope and would make a cute gift for a boy or girl.

November 7th via educationalinsightspwr
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Every child should have this

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Definitely meant for 3 yr olds. This is child friendly, entertains kids for a long time and it introduces science.

October 27th via educationalinsightspwr
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Cool, fun toy!

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My 3.5 yr old daughter loved this out of the box! She started putting her little pet shop animals on it and used it as a house. Lo and behold, I showed her we could do so much more with it! We started to view her little pet shop toys under the microscope and she thought it was very neat. Little scientific tools like these for toddlers are precious, in my opinion. It's a great way to encourage their inquisitive minds to go exploring. My 7 year old niece liked to play with it as well and if anything liked it even more than my daughter. We found a dead boxelder bug in the house and placed it in the microscope and they were fascinated looking at it under the microscope. Rating: 4.5 stars Pros: Simple to use, educational, reasonably sturdy construction, good toy to use with other toys Cons: Magnification could be better

October 26th via educationalinsightspwr
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