I encouraged my mom to get my older son a microscope for his recent 9th birthday, she was happy to! So today, for science, we played with it! Not played, but it was fun. Last time I showed him how to set it up, handle it carefully, set the slides, and focus with the different powers. This time we made our own slides. My mom also ordered a box of pre made slides with various plant and animal samples and some slides and covers for us to make our own.

So, since I am supar smrt, it occurred to me to try to get some pictures with my phone. It worked surprisingly well! These are cat hair, my blood, and nail polish, because I had to.

The child was really amused with the blood slide, as it was still moving around.

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Give me some input, GT, what other stuff should we look at?! All of these are x1000, the highest power we've got for now.