Nancy B Microscope & Activity Journal by Educational Insights

Nancy B Microscope & Activity Journal by Educational Insights
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What does a piece of human hair or a cell look like at up to 400X magnification? With Nancy B's Microscope & Activity Journal from Educational Insights, your budding scientist can explore these and other questions up close. It takes learning to a new level and just might unlock a love of science that could last a lifetime. From Educational Insights.

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

  • Includes microscope and 22-page activity journal
  • Dual light and dissecting microscope with two LEDs
  • Magnification from 30X to 400X
  • More than 40 pieces
  • Ages 8 and up
  • Requires 3 AAA batteries, not included
  • Measures approximately 4-1/4" x 8-3/4" x 9-1/4"
  • Imported

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Nancy B Microscope & Activity Journal by Educational Insights is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 25.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good quality microscope for kids It's not easy to find a good quality microscope for kids that isn't too expensive. Nancy B's Science Club Microscope and Activity Journal fits the bill! The microscope comes with four prepared slides and my son poured over them so much that I ordered additional prepared slides. I was impressed by the clarity with which we were able to view the slides. I also liked the activity journal that came with the microscope. It showed us how to prepare our own slides and continue learning. The activities were fun for my son yet easy for me to assist him with so I considered the journal to be a valuable addition to the microscope.
Date published: 2017-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for suggested ages and also for older kids as well I ordered the Educational Insights Nancy B's Science Club Microscope and Activity Journal and was mainly looking forward to utilizing for the science section of school for my kids (we homeschool our kids). The night we received it and took the microscope out of the box, I was amazed at how eager all of my kids were to get their hands on it! My fourteen year old son was especially excited about checking out different things under the different magnifications. When I was a kid, I had a microscope but, instead of a built-in light, I had to rely on a quarter-sized mirror at the bottom of the unit to reflect light across the specimen. Thankfully, this microscope is self-lit and it makes viewing the items on the slides a HUGE breeze! This item is great for my younger homeschooled kids in grades 1st and 3rd, but this has also proved helpful with my son's experiments in 9th grade Biology. Thanks for making such a fun and easy to use product. I anticipate relying on this tool throughout the school year and just for fun :)
Date published: 2017-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Education Insight's Nancy B's Science Club® Microscope and Activity Journal is an absolutely wonderful product for kids! As a homeschooling mom I've been on the hunt for the perfect microscope for my daughter. She absolutely loves nature and learning about new things so I knew Nancy B's Science Club® Microscope and Activity Journal would be something she'd really enjoy. I'm blown away by the quality of this Nancy B's Science Club® Microscope. I've seen many microscopes on my hunt for the perfect one and none of them even compare to this one. I love that it has a light both on top and on bottom. It works perfectly and does 30x, 100x, and 400x magnifications which is perfect for viewing even the tiniest of things. I also love that it comes with a few sample slides so you can begin using the microscope right away. You can also use the blank slides to create your own slides which is my daughters favorite thing to do. My daughter enjoys finding new things to view and is extremely excited to use her Activity Journal to document her findings. Nancy B's Science Club® Microscope and Activity Journal is a fabulous set. I highly recommend it! It comes with everything you need to get started and is sure to be enjoyed for years to come!
Date published: 2016-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Product! I LOVE THIS! My kids and I spent hours looking at things like fly wings, saliva, cotton, couch fibers, etc. My eight year old wants to collect different leaves and compare them now, while my six year old wants to look at the hairs from the cats, dogs and rabbit we own to see if they look different. They can keep notes on what they see and compare and contrast them, which I think is GREAT! This is a fantastic product, especially for the value! It is easy to use and my kids were able to use it themselves with very little to no help from me. I would definitely recommend this and gift one to a few friends!
Date published: 2015-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic What a great microscope, we used the slides it came with to look at, and it is such detail. The kids were amazed at how much they can see, and were surprised at what simple things looked like when they are magnified. The work book is great for getting involved in more details, and doing your own experiments. We are working on getting the onion peel right now, and seeing all the cells. Fantastic!
Date published: 2015-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Overwhelming "Wows" from my 7 year old daughter. My 7-Year-Old Daughter unpacked this Microscope and could instantly identify what it was. As we reviewed what the slides were and how to adjust the magnification, I popped in the Fish Scale sample that comes with the kit. I heard her give an audible "ahhh, wow!" As a Dad, these are moments we live for. To see our kids find wonder in things we once did. I love the science kit that accompanies this instrument, as well as the journal. There are a lot of examples on how to collect samples, and what to look for. I'm looking forward to going exploring more things we can investigate together and feel this will help to foster that sense of wonder for Science. Overall, the equipment is sturdy, it has bot an under-light and an over-light. It allows you to be your own scientist. Nice Job EI. This is a big win.
Date published: 2015-10-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is a great toy version of a true microscope This is a great toy version of a true microscope. I really liked the durable and safe plastic slides and slip covers. It is really nice that it comes with some pre-made slides for immediate learning and exploration. The light is bright enough to see the images and the magnification for a plastic toy is fantastic. I was surprised by the quality and ability of this microscope and the magnification. One recommendation would be to include a box/case for storage of all of the small parts. I imagine they will easily get lost/broken/or misplaced without somewhere for them to live. I'd recommend this toy for budding scientist explorers
Date published: 2015-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My son rated it AWESOME!!!!!!! It's his new favorite toy. I got the Nancy B's Science Club Microscope and Activity Journal for my curious first grader. When my son saw it, he was so excited and couldn't wait to try it. Although it's purple and teal and seems designed more for girls, it didn't bother him at all. The microscope comes fully assembled but needs three AAA batteries. It's small and lightweight; a child can carry it to the table. This microscope has a bottom light (light microscope) and a top light (dissecting microscope) with three different magnifications: 30x, 100x, and 400x. Also included are various tools (no sharp edges) as well as a 22-page activity journal. It's sturdy and looks like it can stand up to rough play. There are prepared slides as well as blank slides with cover slips and slide labels. I do wish it came with more prepared slides, a storage case for the microscope, and a reusable bag for the tools. The first thing my son did was view the four prepared slides (stoma, peacock feather, wool, & goldfish scale). He was able to adjust the light source, magnification power, and focus by himself. The 30x and 100x had good views, but we had trouble seeing things with the 400x. This magnification would probably be more suitable with cheek cells or microorganisms. The journal is very thoughtful and well written. Besides teaching you how to use the microscope, the scientific method, and documentation, it also includes interesting activities. The language is easy for children to understand and the activities are straightforward. Various user tips and fun facts are also found throughout the book. Many parents may not have the time, knowledge, or inclination to create activities for the microscope on their own. Don't worry about it; it's already been done for you. I would rate it 4.5 out of 5 stars, an excellent toy. He said, "Mom, Nancy B makes the best toys ever!!!!!!!" (He said to include seven exclamation points.) We received this product in exchange for an honest review.
Date published: 2015-10-28
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