Oh my goodness – when I was about 13 years old I wanted a microscope in the worst way. My neighbor had one and I just had to get me one. He had all the bells and whistles and I was completely overwhelmed by his set. Eventually I did get one but that was a long long time ago and microscopes have definitely come a long way. I was totally that teen girl who loved science and math – I fought tooth and nail to get into a calculus class. I couldn’t get enough of it.
The World of Wonder (Wow) Scope by My First Lab is an amazing microscope – perfect for ages 9 and up. This is the best microscope for 3D objects and they even won the Creative Child Product of the Year Award in 2016! That is just how good this is!
This My First Lab Wow Scope has everything you expect out of a good microscope and it comes with five specimens to begin with as well as a slide carrying case and an experiment guide.
My son is 17 and autistic. He is always into building things, asking the how and the why of everything. Although he is a bit older he functions at around 9 years old so this is perfect for him. I haven’t shown it to him yet – this will be a gift for Christmas and he will be over the moon! I am sure he will be picking up all kinds of specimens at the barn to check out with all the other kids.
It is lightweight and has top and bottom LED lights for solid objects and prepared slides. Complete with glass optics and 10x and 25x eyepieces for up to 50x magnification!
It only needs 2 AA batteries to get started – it is also perfect for a classroom and since my husband and I both work in education this is great to know.
I can easily see my son starting with hay and comparing it to haystretcher – how different do they look under a microscope and why? Or what about when a horse gets sick? Although it may be a little gross, I can see him inspecting everything to do with an illness and trying to isolate common denominators. When Tuft’s comes for a sick horse he is always there asking a million questions.
My First Lab has many other products to broaden the scientific horizons of our children. Another great product is the Smartphone Inspector which is designed for children 12 and up.
This is amazing and adaptable – it attaches to an smartphone and turns that phone into a microscope with 60x magnification! This can actually attach to any smartphone camera and has an LED and UV lamp to provide enough illumination to see the specimen clearly.
For nearly 20 years, My First Lab has brought a fresh and innovative approach to the educational toy market. Designed with children first, their award-winning My First Lab® products focus on the discovery and learning experience every step of the way. From microscopes and prepared slides to experiment kits and real animal skeletons, they put high-quality, affordable products into the hands of young scientists.
My First Lab is part of C&A Scientific – C & A Scientific Donates Over $300,000 in lab supplies to Prince William County Public Schools in Local Community to Support STEM Education. See the video HERE!
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