Kids microscopes. Not toy microscopes. These are genuine tools that will inspire a lifetime love of science and learning. Order today and show your kids you believe in them.
Kids microscopes don't have to feel flimsy. In fact, they should be the complete opposite. Durable, functional, and ready to show your kids the magic around them. Microscopes for students and early learners are important, because they can make or break a child's interest in the sciences. Order today and empower your kids to explore the hidden world with:
Kids microscopes should be portable
Battery-powered kids microscopes can go anywhere your kid wants. Spend a morning in the forest collecting and cataloging samples - in a real field lab!
Kids microscopes should be durable
Kids can be hard on things (like you didn't already know that). Kids microscopes from Omano are built to be used, knocked over, and left in the sun.
Accessories make your kids microscope more fun
The JuniorScope comes with experiments and accessories your kids can use to start using it right out of the box.
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A beginner microscope is the type of gift that can set the course of an entire life for a young scientist.
Kids microscopes give your inquisitive kids a place to focus their interest. They get a wholesome hobby that engages their creativity and desire to explore - a hobby you can join them in.
You can spend the morning in the woods, collecting specimen after specimen in the warm morning light. In the afternoon, set up the microscope set at the kitchen table and watch as they set up the slide or carefully put the sample in a petri dish, choose the magnification level, focus the lens, and perform all kinds of interesting microscope experiments under low magnification , then high magnification.
Or, if you gifted them a portable microscope, set up a field lab and work through the samples you collected together under the forest canopy. Bring a prepared slide or 10 to compare to the collected specimen.
This isn't a toy microscope
If you want to instill a genuine interest in learning, exploring, and problem solving, a kids microscope shouldn't be looked at as a toy. It's an investment in the kind of person you want your child to grow up and become (not to mention it's a whole lot cooler than that old plastic magnifying glass).
Your children's microscope can be:
A real compound microscope
A genuine stereo microscope
If they get really keen, you can upgrade it to a digital microscope with a simple-to-use digital camera for cataloging and sharing their discoveries.
You can even equip your young scientist with prepared slides featuring real samples like human blood, pumpkin stems, and frog embryos so they can start exploring right away.
What to look for in a kids microscope
When you are looking for the best children's microscope, look for:
You don't need a microscope kit with extremely high power magnification. The most interesting specimens for kids to look at, like as bugs, plants, bacteria and their own cheek cells only require 40x-400x magnification.
The best microscopes for students often include additional accessories such as carrying/storage cases and prepared specimen slides so they can start exploring right away.
Battery-powered LED illumination is a valuable feature, so your young scientist can take the light microscope anywhere they want and explore to their heart's content.
Use it as a hobby or use it for homework
All kids end up using a student microscope at least a handful of times in their school laboratory. They're built into the lesson plans.
But equipping your young scientist with their own microscope outside of the classroom sets them up to think outside of the box. Ask more questions. See life in the little things. They can bring the laboratory home and refine their skills daily, making it more than just an educational microscope. It becomes a source of wonder, inspiration, and curiosity.
Make it digital
It's hard to wean kids off technology. But adding a digital camera to an optical microscope means you don't need to. When you screw a digital camera on to a traditional microscope, young scientists can get live images on a screen instead of staring down an eyepiece. Then, they can use their digital microscope to:
Share their live images with their teachers in the classroom.
Manipulate their live images using intuitive, straightforward software.
Save and catalogue every microscope slide.
When they outgrow that beginner microscope...
Microscopes for students are priced competitively because they are early learning tools, and if they fall in love with the mysteries of magnification, they'll eventually move on from their first monocular microscope. They'll look for new corners of the world to explore. They might need more magnification power. They might want a new digital microscope to work with at home so they excel in their biology class (different models of microscopes for students are still available at competitive price points, so if their interest switches to something requiring different features, you still won't have to spend an arm and a leg). They might want a more advanced compound microscope to look at more challenging samples.
Our curated selection includes the best beginner microscope on the market, the Omano JuniorScope, entry-level Dino-Lite digital USB microscopes, and other value-priced compound microscope models for students.
Right now, your children are blank slides. Get them interested in science early and give them the gift of a life of adventure.
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