Looking through a microscope opens the doors to a normally invisible world for our students. Using one will help them to appreciate how complex life really is. However, choosing a microscope for homeschool use can be a bit daunting.
In this episode of the Tips for Homeschool Science Show, I’m sharing tips on how to choose a microscope for homeschool science!
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When purchasing a microscope for homeschool use, look for the following specs:
You absolutely must have some kind of dust cover for your microscope!
You can also purchase a soft or hard case for your microscope. If you plan on transporting your microscope, definitely look at buying a hard case.
Here is a list of several additional materials that will be helpful (but not necessary):
Do you have any questions about selecting a microscope for homeschool use that I didn’t cover? Email them to firstname.lastname@example.org!
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