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A World in a Drop of Water: Exploring with a Microscope (Dover Children's Science Books) Paperback – August 13, 1998
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But if your child is the owner of a new microscope, I recommend the Usborne book "The World of the Microscope" which will give you ideas for making your own slides and give tips for using the microscope.
For early-mid elementary aged kids, I also recommend "Greg's Microscope", which is a level 3 early reader that follows a young boy who yearns for a microscope, finally gets one, and learns to use it. THAT was the book that got my daughter to decide she wanted a microscope for Christmas!
This book is about collecting and looking at specimens - it is not meant to be an instructional book on the mechanics of a microscope.
Throughout the book, there's a good quantity of black-and-white photos of each of these microscopic animals and they were obviously taken with a professional high-powered microscope - so the kids who use this book might be a little disappointed that they can't see these animals with such magnification or clarity - but I suspect that most kids will be perfectly fine with this.
I think this book would be a good buy for a child from about 7 to 11 years old. It should really whet their appetites for using that microscope!
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More child-oriented that I thought it would be, but a good book none the less.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
An excellent book to get my kids started on exploring the tiny world - and the perfect excuse for us to start using the used microscope I picked up last weekend! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ananda A. Debnath
Great gift to go along with a microscope for our little scientist! He really got into it and it was full of great information. Pictures were also done well.Published 3 months ago by bootlover
It's ok. The cover is the flashiest thing. You can find more simply on YouTube and in color. My 8 yr old was not impressed by it. Read morePublished 4 months ago by dof2
Great book for the basics. My 7 year old references this one while we look at water under the microscope and it's easy enough for him to read and understand. Read morePublished 8 months ago by D. Furr