Kid’s Microscopes are easy to use and fully functional like traditional microscopes you find in a science lab. They open up a world of brilliantly colorful and textured micro objects that children cannot see with their naked eye, teaching them to wonder and stay curious about the big big universe. 

This insatiable craving to understand the world is what drives them to explore and only science can satisfy their demand for discovery.

If your kid exhibits this incredible fascination with the world support their science learning with one of these. They are easy-to-use, they’re fun and educational, plus they open a new door for exploration.

If you’re searching for a gift, then microscopes are a great option!

Every child bursts with curiosity.

Portable Microscopes

The ability to view an object up close, regardless of where you may be, is why pocket options were developed.

Unlike standard microscopes that require a solid base to sit on, portable devices can be held in the hand, moved over a large object and carried in a pocket.

Portable and pen-sized devices that can have 25x to 100x + magnification also use batteries and have an LED light. While some of these also have an adjustable focus.

Exploring with microscopes – introduction

We live in a beautiful world – and that beauty and complexity extends far beyond what humans can see unaided. From plant and animal anatomy to cells and proteins and even down to the level of atoms, there are worlds within worlds of detail to be explored on the microscopic scale.

SEM microscope image of tin spheres of various sizes.

Rights: Liz Girvan

Liz Girvan’s “world-famous micrograph”This SEM image of tin spheres of various sizes (used to calibrate the microscope) was taken by Liz Girvan.

It won an image competition in Otago and has attracted worldwide interest.Microscopes are the tools that allow us to look more closely at objects, seeing beyond what is visible with the naked eye. Without them, we would have no idea about the existence of cells or how plants breathe or how rocks change over time.

Our understanding of the world around us would be severely limited – and this is why many scientists see microscopes as the most important scientific instrument there is.Our microscope resources invite students to share in the sense of wonder that scientists have felt for centuries looking through the microscope.

We look at the diversity of objects on the microscopic scale and introduce several New Zealand scientists who use microscopes to explore the things that interest them. At the same time, we show how microscopes themselves have evolved to look more and more closely at the world around us.

Microscopes: technology driving science

Using the earliest microscopes, scientists glimpsed a world of unimaginable complexity – and they wanted to know more. To satisfy this urge, microscope technology became more sophisticated over time, letting us look more and more closely at objects. We’ve been able to ask more specific questions about the object we’re viewing: What does its surface or internal structure look like? What is it made up of? How does it change over time? For each of these questions, specialised microscopes have now been developed that can provide the answers.

Doing microscopy – it’s a dream world. You’re always going to see something beautiful.Dr Bronwyn Lowe, Clothing and Textile Sciences, within the Department of Applied Sciences, University of Otago

Our microscope resources emphasise the link between microscope technology and the science that microscopes have helped uncover. The activity Which microscope is best? is a good starting point for learning how specialised microscopes can help answer different scientific questions.

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