Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Kids Microscope Ideas

Dissecting microscopes are great learning tools for younger kids, as just about anything found in the yard or around the house can be placed under the microscope for observation.

Here are some ideas of samples to look at under the microscope.
  • Pet hair versus human hair
  • Small insects - spiders, ants, gnats, beetles, etc.
  • Newsprint of package printing
  • Dollar bill
  • Flowers
  • Blades of grass
  • Pollen from a flower
  • Dirt and grease
  • Sugar and salt
  • Fabric and thread
  • Shoelaces
  • Coins and stamps
Fabric under the microscope
Fabric under the microscope.

What do you like to look at under the microscope? Share images or ideas with us on the Microscope World Facebook page, we'd love to hear from you.