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Question:What are some good kid friendly activities people can run at events?

stevie asked on December 15, 2017 20:35
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Microscopes and microscopy are a fascinating introduction to many fields of science, and there are very good standard, introductory microscopes available right now for $100 or less. I have taught microscopy to children as young as 5 and 6 years old - Kindergarten and 1st grade, and to older grammar school kids. You can get a quick idea how to do this from my article, "Teaching microscopy to young children" - at https://www.mccrone.com/mm/teaching-microscopy-young-children/ . They are also great for science fairs and community science events. I am available to help!


warren 22 days ago

Agreed! And the new Basic Microscope Kit is a great low-cost way to get a microscope running -- should ultimately be under $100 for even 100x, and viewable on a tablet or laptop screen:

http://publiclab.org/basic-microscope

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