The Micropro microscope is an innovative microscope which is specially made for children. This Educational Insights microscope will give them the chance to gain more knowledge about the natural world and the everyday items that are all around them. Want to know if it is really worth buying? Then continue reading to find out.
Educational Insights GeoVision Micropro Microscope Features
– Power settings from 50x to 600x
– Slides are professional standard
– Provides clear images
– Rack and pinion focus mechanism
– Includes a built-in light
– Has glass eyepieces
– Over 48 pieces in the Microscope set
– Age 8+
Educational Insights Micropro Micropro Review
The performance of this microscope is definitely great for kids. It is very easy to use and it even offers clear images so that the kids will be able to appreciate what they have captured. The clear images are due to the built-in light and this also helps your child to learn more about certain items. This will encourage the interest of most kids when it comes to science.
The set has professionally made glass eyepieces which have different kinds of biological forms that your child can easily study. In addition, the set has the necessary tools so that your child will be able to create their own eyepieces. With this feature, your child will definitely have fun with it and they will learn more about various things at the same time.
The price of the microscope is very affordable and it has a lot of potential for fun and learning. Microscopes for children don’t just provide fun and enjoyment to your child but can really teach your child in developing some of their skills that will become very useful in their future life. It can be used both at home or brought in school especially when they have science projects or events. It would be great for “show and tell”.
However, as with most things, there are still some issues related to this toy. Since it is just a toy and not a standard microscope designed for adults, it is not that durable especially when it comes to things like the glass eyepieces and the built-in lighting. Kids will need to be careful with it.
How about age? The manufacturer’s recommendation is 8+ and we think it’s probably best for kids in the 8-12 age range, although some older ones will enjoy it too. It really depends on the child. For kids who have a deep and serious interest in science you might want to get a “real” microscope instead of one of these microscopes for children. But the average child aged 8-12 will probably be fine with the Micropro and get a lot out of it. It’s great for making science more fun for kids who only have a mild interest.
In summary, the GeoVision Micropro microscope from Educational Insights is a good educational toy that kids can learn a lot from, while having plenty of fun. It’s low priced and good value for money too.
Published October 31st, 2013