Our kids got a new AmScope Compound Microscope for Christmas and it has opened up a whole new world of exploration. We were immediately on the search for cool things to look at under a microscope.
Fortunately, there were lots of good resources around to help us get started. Here are a couple of lists that gave us some great recommendations.
- 15 Things You Should Look at Under A Microscope – The Homeschool Scientist
- Ideas from Biology forum on Reddit
- Great List from A Magical Homeschool
Since we were visiting the grandparents in Maryland, the kids were able to get some water samples from the Chesapeake Bay and we able to see some cool creatures swimming around. We were even able to catch a few on video.
10 Cool Things to Look at Under a Microscope
Check out the video below to see what we thought were 10 cool things to look at under a microscope.
This is a timely gift for our family. Our 11 year old is taking a Life Science class and many of the concepts can be a little boring for kids without seeing. Since they are using compound microscopes in his class, I loved seeing how confident he already felt with using it. I think it is going to be a great tool for the bug project he has coming up for this semester.
Interested in getting a microscope for your family? We’re very happy with the AmScope M150C. It has been very easy to use out of the box and is very solidly built. We used a cell phone to capture pictures and videos through the lens, but AmScope also offers some models with a USB camera built in.
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