Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Microscope 8 Dec 2010

We have had this microscope for a few years and I would bring it out once in a while to show the boys the microscopic view of things - mainly insects. Looking at ants' antennae and hairy legs are a favourite.

Fai took off the top eyepiece with 10x magnification and examined a dead cricket. Maybe I should get him diamonds next.

Took a kadok leaf, tore a small bit off, crushed it a little to hopefully expose the plant cells, then looked through the microscope.

I couldn't really take a good photo of it. If you look closely, you should be able to see the rigid cell wall.


nasathr said...

I would like to know where can buy a microscope for my kids, I can't find it Popular Bookstore. If you can help me.. plz email me at


Unschooling Malaysia said...

Sorry I won't be able to help. I got mine from a toys warehouse sale 4 years ago.