Science is a favorite subject of learning for most children. It gives them an explanation of how things work, but it also sparks their imagination and interests. Did you love science?
Homeschooling in our home makes science hands-on and fun. I am a firm believer that if children can do experiments, study slides under a microscope, go on nature walks to study God’s earth, they will remember what they have learned for a lifetime.
One of our favorite things to do in science is use the microscope. My children will run outside to find anything that they can look at under the microscope, prick fingers to see blood cells, and prepare slides of different substances. This is a favorite activity that brings a lot of excitement to our school day.
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I started my search for a microscope to use in our daily homeschooling and found the one we use today. Although I will be upgrading our microscope this year to a more powerful one, this one is perfect for beginners. I would suggest this microscope for grades K-8. We put our microscope on this cart and it is the perfect height for my kids.
It was important to me that the microscope was electric or battery powered and was able to be portable. I chose this microscope from Amazon based on price and easy usability. It has performed well for us, and is easy enough for my kids to use by themselves.
The only downside to this microscope is that there were not very good instructions on how to use it to it’s best ability. I am not very familiar with how microscopes work so at first I was a bit lost, we quickly learned and do not have any problems now.
This is a blood cell we studied during one of our cell units. As you can see we were able to get a good view of the cell structure. My son volunteered to prick his finger, and he was in awe that he could see his cells.
If you can find the extra money in your homeschool budget this year I highly recommend a microscope, your children will love it.
Here are my suggested items for microscopes:
What was your favorite thing you learned about in Science?