Want to explore the miniature world around you? Great – but first you will need to Build Your Own Microscope!
This excellent kit allows to you to make your first, fully working, microscope. There are 54 cardboard pieces that will slot together to build it – there is no glue or scissors required, and the instructions are excellent. Once build, the 30x magnification lens will bring the world to life and you can use the focusing dial and zoom functions to get your image just right. If you want to go out and explore, you can also adapt the model to be a handheld microscope – great for exploring in the garden.
The kit comes with a range of trays to put your finds in and great ideas to get you started.
We love this approach to science and discovery – having made the model themselves, they will be extra keen to go out and see how it works. The model is also plastic free – another great conversation point to have with children. Overall, an excellent design.
- It really works!
- They can go off and find all sorts of amazing things to look at
- The build process is really well designed
Here’s a video to show you the finished product: