Your child loves to discover even the smallest things? Then microscopes for children are just right. There is a very large offer and we will help you decide.
Here you will find a checklist with the most important criteria and product recommendations.
- There are already children’s microscopes that do not contain small parts and are therefore offered from the age of 3.
- Nevertheless, it is advisable to wait until children enter elementary school before buying a microscope, as certain basic technical skills are often required.
- Approximately three different objectives are recommended for this age group. The magnification thus becomes varied, but not irritating.
- The older the child gets, the more objectives can be added.
- If the children’s microscope is to be used outdoors, a lighter and more compact model should be selected to facilitate transport. The range around 1 kg should not be exceeded.
- A battery-powered children’s microscope is also recommended for use in nature to switch on the integrated lamp.
- Both indoors and outdoors, a robust model should be chosen. A soft covering such as a rubber coating protects against damage.
- If your child can hardly hold on with the desire to discover, a microscope with two eyepieces is more suitable. This allows him to concentrate on his object with both eyes.
- There are children’s microscopes with built-in lights or a mirror to reflect other light sources outside. To ensure use in the dark, a children’s microscope with a built-in light should be chosen.
- For children, it is advisable to use a stable microscope, since fine adjustments often have to be made. After all, the slide should not fall directly from the microscope.
- Children’s microscopes sometimes offer magnification up to 400x. Even with a magnification of 20 times, exciting things can be seen.
- Children’s microscopes are often sold in sets. If it is for getting started, such a set is highly recommended
- Sets usually include pipettes, tweezers, slides, additional objectives and manuals
- If you want to buy a microscope separately, then make sure that your child already has these products in order to be able to use the children’s microscope properly.
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FAQ For Microscopes
Light rays (natural or artificial) are focused through the lens of a microscope to produce a sharp image. Depending on the objective or lens, an object of study can be observed through one or two eyepiece(s) at a specific magnification.
A microscope for children theoretically works just like any other microscope. An objective lens produces a specific magnification of an object. The lens focuses the light rays and thus produces a sharp image of this magnification. This image can be viewed through one or two eyepiece(s).
The microscope probably originated in Holland. The first versions were used in the 17th century. Who invented the first microscope is not entirely clear. There are speculations about Hans Janssen, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek and even Galileo Galilei.
The first microscopes were used in the 17th century. There is also information about Galileo Galilei, who converted his telescope into a type of microscope as early as 1610.
What can be examined with children under the microscope depends on their individual interests and, of course, on their age. There are ready-made permanent specimens that are popular. But water (e.g. from the garden pond) is also popular. Depending on the type of microscope, you can look magnified at anything that fits under the instrument. For example, blades of grass, leaves or insects.
In the lower part of the microscope, depending on the model, there is a light source that illuminates the slide above it. An objective with a lens is directed onto it. This connects to eyepieces, in which there is also a lens. Through this eyepiece(s), the magnification produced by the two lenses and the light source can be viewed.
The prices are very different. It always depends on whether a set or a single microscope is to be purchased. Qualitative differences in workmanship and material are also relevant. Generally, products are offered starting at a price of 20 euros.
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