Microscopic Explorations works well for two children working together. Here are our recommendations for three children, so all will have a good experience at the same time.
For 3 children working at the same time, add:
1 or 2 pocket microscopes
(will each child need their own?)
1 or 2 slide traps
1 pair of petri dishes
1 plastic plate
1 pipet pair
Recommendations for using these kits with larger groups.
Once you have one of our kits, you may find it's so much fun you'll want to use some of the lessons with more children.
Can extra parts be purchased for this purpose? Yes!
Use the Extra Parts for Magnetism (below) to order the parts for those lessons. The chart gives information on what you need for each lesson.
20% Discount for 2 or more
To make it easier to use with families and larger groups, order 2 or more of any item and you will get a 20% discount.
Below is an extra parts form. Feel free to add anything on it by filling in the quantity of anything on the list.
Extra Parts for Microscopic Explorations
Fill in the quantity for the items you want to order.
After you have made all your selections, hit "Put these items in my cart" at the bottom of the page.
Student Lessons and Parent Guide
This item comes in Microscopic Explorations or Microscopic Explorations, Insects and Light. Includes permission to copy for a family or small group.
Want copies for more children but you hate making photocopies? We can copy them for you. Available ONLY to customers who have (or are buying) Microscopic Explorations or Microscopic Explorations, Insects and Light
- consumable item
- extra copies
General Equipment - used in several lessons:
2 children can share one, but it's more fun if each child has their own.
Used in all lessons. We offer 2 for $12 each, 3 for $11.20 each.
Carson Pocket Microscope
SALE: We have 9 of these microscopes that are completely new, except we removed them from their packaging. Half Price!
Carson Pocket Microscope - opened
For lessons 5, 6, 9, 10, 12.
You'll want one plate per microscope. 2 plates come in the kit.
Plastic Plate, 1 pair
2 Small Plastic Pipets
For lessons 6, 9, 10, 12.
You'll want one pipet per microscope. 2 pipets come in the kit.
For lessons 9, 10, 12, 13. Enough for 1 group of 1 or 2 children.
Get extras and you can do even more experiments. 1 pair comes in the kit. - consumable item
2 Plastic disposable
Lesson 4 and 5 - Microscopic Look at Fabric and Crystals
Enough for 4 children to share. 1 set comes in the kit
Samples to view
Lesson 6 - Amazing Crystallization Experiment
Consumable item - For lesson 6. You'll also need slides - see below.
Enough for 3 or 4 children to share. One comes in the kit.
Salicylic Acid Vial
Glass slides already come as part of the slide trap in lesson 14 (below). These are offered in case you want some slides for lesson 6, but don't want the Slide Traps used in lesson 14. Or maybe you just want extra glass slides.
Pair of glass slides
Lesson 13 - Making a Slide Trap (for studying insects)
For lesson 14. Contents: 2 glass microscope slides, 2 cork rectangle sheets, 3 tiny rubber bands. For viewing live insects. Use one trap per microscope. 1 trap comes in the kit.
Slide Trap Set
For lesson 14. For handling insects.
You'll want 1 per child. Two come in the kit.
Remember, change ANY quantity to 3 or more and you will get 20% off that item.
Please allow a couple extra days for these extra parts orders.