Looking for the best microscope for kids? When choosing a microscope for children there are a few things you should consider. This guide will help you make the right choice for your little scientist.
The Best Microscopes for Kids (at home or school)
Microscopes are near and dear to my heart…
You see, I have a bachelor’s degree in Micriobiology (which is the study of bacteria, viruses and other microscopic things).
I have spent years of my life looking through microscopes at all the amazing things you cannot see with the naked eye.
When kids (or adults) use microscopes an entire world opens up for exploration.
Things that seem boring or plain suddenly look amazing and detailed. From feathers to fingernails everything becomes so much more interesting!
Using a microscope helps to create and inspire a natural sense of curiosity in children and develops the skill of observation – both of which will serve them well throughout life.
Top 5 Microscopes for Kids
When choosing a microscope for children there are a few things to consider:
- Ease of use
- Magnification power
- Stage area (can it only be used for slides or other objects)
Utilizing these criteria, along with hands-on experience using microscopes with hundreds of children in my classroom and my own children at home, these are my top recommendations.
There you have it mama! My top picks for the best kids microscopes.