Wednesday, October 8, 2014

GeoSafari Jr. My First Microscope GIVEAWAY

I LOVE being able to giveaway products that making learning FUN and exciting for kids! As you probably know, The Moffatt Girls LOVE Educational Insights because they make learning exciting and fun for kids!

I am thrilled to be able to giveaway one of Educational Insights award winning products, the GeoSafari Jr. My First Microscope!  This simple microscope turned into some WONDERFUL science lessons and discovers for the littlest Moffatt Girl!  In fact, at the end of the day she told me that she wanted to be a scientist when she grows up.  Although this changes from day to day, it sure made me happy to see her love science, learning and discovering new things!


As soon as we pulled this microscope out of the box, she went nuts!
We gathered some plant life from the backyard and started our discoveries.

This simple microscope was pretty powerful with a magnification at 8x with real working parts!
I especially like the light at the front of the microscope.

This simple microscope was far better than any curriculum I could purchase or lesson plans I could prepare!  The authentic and hands-on approach to science was priceless!  She was so excited about what she discovered when looking through the microscope. This made learning a pure JOY! 

"Oh Mommy! I see hairs, black dots and a line!" 

Then the BEST thing happened…
She wanted to start a "Science Journal"!  This was not my idea, but hers!   My teacher heart jumped with joy as I watched her get excited about science, about learning, about discovering!
This is learning at its BEST!

You probably can't see what is written in this journal…but it is precious! 
She drew a picture of the flower and the wanted to label it.  She drew and labeled the tiny hairs that she saw on the flower through her microscope.  She also "claimed" to have seen sparkles on the flower.
The most important thing is that she was excited about science and she was excited to discover new things! 

We also used simple sentence in the journal.  After closely examining a leaf, she wrote…
I see a leaf.
I see a line.
Then she labeled her drawing.
It was reading, science and a love for learning all wrapped up in the moment!

We went on to learn about a lot of other plant life in the backyard.  After that, we put cheerios, berries and other foods under the microscope. What a FUN and effective way to encourage scientific exploration in little kids!  

Educational Insights is giving one of The Moffatt Girls readers a chance to WIN a GeoSafari Jr. My First Microscope!  Just use the rafflecopter below:







14 comments:

Meg said...

That looks awesome!! Definitely going to have to get one at some point!

Rhone Family said...

It looks like so much fun! Love how your daughter drew and labeled the pictures!

Mrs. McHaffie said...

Oh the endless possibilities! LOVE this giveaway!

Michelle Stiger said...

Looks very fun and educational! I am sure the kiddos will love it!

Tara said...

This is awesome. My boys would love it!!

Christine said...

We have been wanting a microscope but haven't been sure about what to get. This looks awesome!

ESSD21 said...

I love when kids discover the fascinating world around them!

Chris M. said...

Such excitement sooo much fun.

Terry Yordan said...

I am putting one on my Christmas list. Maybe two. I love the labeling. Very Common Core ;)
Hoping I might win one.
THYordan@aol.com

Jennifer Greenwald said...

My daughter would get so much use out of this! She's a nature lover :-)

Lynn Montgomery said...

I would love to have this for my science table in my classroom!!

Lydia Schaeffer said...

What a great way to encourage scientific inquiry!

Jen English said...

Fun while learning are some of the best toys. My little ones would have fun this.

Lucius Cambell said...

I can imagine your daughter’s delight when she tried her microscope for the first time, Annie! And it must've felt amazing when she told you eagerly of what she saw with it. That’s not simply a toy, since it indulges a kids’ natural curiosity with the environment. Anyway, whoever won the microscope is very lucky! Thanks for sharing!

Lucius Cambell @ Skild

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