This GeoSafari talking microscope from Educational Insights is a great way to engage young children in scientific observation - while also ensuring they have a whole lot of fun in the process! 5+ year olds will spend hours engaged with the microscopic images while their microscope "talks" to them, sharing fun facts about what they're seeing on the slides. Plus, they'll get to observe small everyday household items of their choice!
Real microscopes can be frustrating for young children because they require some work to get a specimen focused; thus, kids often don't know what they are seeing. The GeoSafari Talking Microscope addresses both of these issues:
- The "slides" are magnified high-quality microscopic images that require no effort to focus. The microscope illuminates and magnifies these full-color, photo-quality images an additional five times to simulate what you would see with a microscope.
- The "talking" feature / fact mode takes the experience a step further, describing what is on the slide and share interesting facts. A dial allows the child to choose which information to listen to or repeat for each slide.
This scope is easy to use and makes an excellent stem toy for kids. Push the on/off button, key in the 3-letter slide code on the A, B, and C buttons, press the "facts" or "quiz" button, and put a slide in the microscope. Each time you turn the fact selector dial, the microscope will share an interesting fact about the slide. In the quiz mode, the microscope asks a question about facts learned that can be answered by pressing one of the A, B, or C buttons. Adjust volume by selecting one of the three-volume settings.
Use 5x magnification to observe 12 "bug" slides:
- a harvester ant,
- a mosquito,
- a black widow spider,
- a blue bottle fly,
- a worker bee
- and more!
Its comfortable eyepiece provides easy viewing, so kids can also get a closer look at other small everyday items like fabric, leaves, a flower petal, and more. Just place a specimen or household item on the viewing area and push the on/off button for light. You provide three C batteries.
Educational Insights GeoSafari Talking Microscope has received the following awards:
- Kids Out Good Toy Guide Silver Award 2002, Science and Nature
- Family Fun Toy of the Year Finalist 2002
- Best Bet Award 2002 Canadian Toy Testing Council
- Parents Magazine Toy Test Finalist 2002
- Ser Padres Toy of the Year 2002 (Spanish version of Parents Magazine)
- 2003 Educational Toy of the Year Award Nomination - Toy Industry Assoc., Inc.
- "Dr. Toy's 100 Best Children Products 2007"
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