Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 16
Rated 5 out of 5 by LynnBe great idea
Purchased this for my 8 year old grandson because I wanted to get him something educational and the fact he loves science. Stayed away from video games because I wanted something that would challenge him or peak an interest. He has ADD and I wanted something besides lego because he has tons of them. I felt this was a good learning toy for him. It is a Christmas gift so I know he will say something like "cool"
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bama14 Great for gift
Got this for my grandson for Christmas. Don't know how well it works, but was impressed at how well it is made and all the items that came with it.
Rated 4 out of 5 by ddfort WELL MADE for the PRICE
This is going to my 9 year old granddaugher's Christmas present. I opened it from the box to see how it looked then took it out to further inspect. I am sooo looking forward to Christmas so I can teach her ( lol) how to do experiments. I had one when I was her age. I was still exploring with it long after my toys were tossed in the toy closet. I always like try to give gifts for children that are both fun and educational.
I give a 4 because I could not do the experiments until she does!
Rated 4 out of 5 by Marva Great First Microscope
My daughter has enjoyed using the GeoSafari MicroPro. She was eager to use it immediately, and I had to slow her down, so we could read the directions and discuss the care and use of the lens, slides and instruments. She did have difficulty focusing the lens initially, but finally got the adjustment correct and was excited to see the specimens on the prepared slides. The kit comes with 12 blank slides and she is eager to make her own. This microscope will be invaluable not only for her every day studies, but also for her annual science fair school project.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Stacy Great if you can help your child.
I received this product for testing purposes through Educational Insights. Overall it is not a bad product for the price. I did have issues focusing at first and it was beyond the frustration level of many of my students. This is not really a toy that can be handed to a child to use. They will need assistance and guidance with using it.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymom1 Nice microscope for kids!
This microscope is a great beginner microscope for kids. The biggest con we found was a lack of clear instructions and even my ten year old needed a nice amount of adult assistance to use it. Once we figured it out, my children of various ages 3-10 all enjoy using it and find it fascinating to look at the different slides. The older bunch loved creating their own slides. I recommend, especially for this price. I received this product in exchange for my honest review.
Rated 5 out of 5 by GSMomof3 Fun and entertaining
My family and I had a great time playing and learning with this microscope. We did not have anything like this, so I had to read through the manual since its been a long, long time since I've been in a science class. The MicroPro requires 2 AA batteries (not included) to work with the led light that's used to see th specimen. There are 2 eyepieces, plenty of slides to collect and view objects, and an assortment of tools to handle your items. The microscope is one sturdy, high quality piece. There are 3 slides pre loaded with specimens, which made it easy to use right out of the box. This microscope has kept our family intrigued and entertained as we continue to find new things we want to look at and examine. Great product!
Rated 4 out of 5 by WonderMom Great for a Beginning Scientist
This microscope got my 9 year old very excited to immediately try out! He loved how it came with all the specimen bottles so he could collect his own things. It was also great that it came with some pre-made slides, so he could try it out right away. This kit definitely comes with a lot of pieces, so it's for older kids. The only downside is, like many microscopes, it was quite difficult to dial in and see what was on the slides initially, but once we got it figured out, it was great!