Educational Insights Nancy B's Science Club Moonscope

Educational Insights Nancy B's Science Club Moonscope
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Lunar intrigue. This moonscope from Educational Insights boasts 18X and 90X magnification, plus a tripod, to facilitate a stellar view. The included Sky-Gazers' journal features stories plus tracking, writing, drawing, and other activities to keep your future astronomer invested. From Educational Insights.

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD. Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

  • Includes moonscope with two eyepieces, moon filter, tripod, and 20-page Sky-Gazers' activity journal
  • Tripod: built-in red LED light
  • Magnification of 18X and 90X
  • Ages 8 and up
  • Requires 3 AAA batteries, not included
  • Measures approximately 4-3/8" x 19-1/2" x 9-1/4"
  • Imported

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Educational Insights Nancy B's Science Club Moonscope is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 61.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Beginner's Telescope! My two youngest daughters (6 and 9) were thrilled to experiment with the Moonscope. My nine year-old was a little disappointed when we first tried to look through it at night but, just like the instructions suggest, familiarizing yourself with the Moonscope during the day really helps with learning what the knobs do and how small movements change the view far away. Looking forward to our first full moon with the Moonscope!
Date published: 2017-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sparked a curiosity for astronomy! This product has exceeded all of my expectations! We had so much fun with it that I forgot to take pictures outside! The science journal was the perfect addition to the moonscope.
Date published: 2017-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Scope Out this Awesome Find! My daughter is obsessed with Nancy B's Moonscope! My daughter (age 6) loves Science and is always asking questions about the night sky. This was the perfect starter telescope for her since it is small, lightweight, and durable. It is easy to carry so she can tote it around wherever we go. The booklet that comes with it is also very informative and encourages kids to document their observations. I love this product!
Date published: 2017-10-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Lense storage My son was so excited to have a telescope. We took it out once and the lenses were lost and can not be replaced. I wish there was built in storage because now we have something to throw away and never really got to use.
Date published: 2016-12-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from First Telescope My 6yo had been begging for a telescope since his teacher mentioned the word astronomy and taught the class about ancient stargazers. Luckily, we were chosen to review this telescope and my son got straight to work trying to predict the future from the stars. Out of the box he was able to assemble all the pieces and figure out all the attachments with just a bit of reading help from his older siblings. As recommended in the instruction guide, it was distorted through the window so we decided to save it for a clear night outdoors. The legs fold flat for travel so he stored it in a little drawstring backpack until he had a chance to use it outdoors. My kids were able to see the moon and some stars although in the city with all the tall buildings it was kind of hard to see much. The activity journal comes with some suggested activities so we did look at some buildings and trees and tried different eyepieces. My son also enjoyed looking at the phases of the moon even though we didn't always have a chance to use it outdoors during all the phases. We forgot the telescope when we went camping but my son was able to try a real telescope and was really impressed by what he saw. This telescope is more of a toy and an introduction to telescopes. It currently has found a place in our toybox more for pretend play.
Date published: 2016-09-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Moon gazing, and keeping an eye out for pirates. My son is four, so a little younger than the recommended age of this telescope, but I think that it works very well for the younger crowd- he was able to view the moon on a few clear nights, and really enjoyed the fact that this was his "super eye" to see something so far away. Although he is too young to use the journal, I expect an older child would get a lot of use out of it. Aside from gazing at the moon, my pretend-play obsessed kid has enjoyed using this outside to see if he can spot werewolves (I guess he made the connection looking at a full moon), and he likes to use it inside a lot, without the lenses, either in a makeshift boat/pillow island or on the couch, as a telescope looking for Capitan Hook and Tick Tock Crocodile. So far, no evil foes, but lots of interesting observations. Although it's not the intended use, he's thrilled to have a 'real' telescope to fulfill his play and stories. Good enough for us. Sturdy, but it's not professional grade. A great introduction telescope at a fair price.
Date published: 2016-08-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Moonscope I am not a scientist or a stargazing enthusiast, just a mom looking to interest her children (ages 5 and 7) in science. My children have enjoyed playing with this telescope and looking at various things with it. I cannot say how it would compare to a real telescope, because I don't have one, but from my perspective, it's a solid introductory toy to pique children's interest in science, the stars, and nature. It seems to be a sturdy product (it stood up to our dog chewing on one of the legs of the tripod when we weren't looking). The only suggestion I would have is some sort of adjustable clamp to attach it more firmly to a ledge when outside; otherwise, I think it serves its purpose. I'm sure it's not as good as a real telescope, but for the purposes of introducing children to science, I think it serves its purpose. **I received this product to review for free from educational insights.**
Date published: 2016-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice unique toy My 6 year old really enjoyed this toy. It's a little tough to get it to hold steady, but other than that I have no complaints and think it would be a great unique gift for a 6-10 year old.
Date published: 2016-07-19
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