I’m working with Educational Insights and they sent us a few of their educational toys. I requested that they send me something from each age group and was very excited with what they sent us. Now, Miles was allowed to pick out one toy out of everything I brought back from Blogher (and that included a lot of stuff from Hasbro and lots of companies) he chose the Educational Insights Nancy B’s Science Club AquaScope™ and Underwater Wonders Activity Journal . I was ecstatic with his choice.
Head to the shore and explore! With the Nancy B AquaScope you don’t even have to get wet to explore the wonders of life underwater. The AquaScope magnifies finds up to 5x larger — you can even light up your subject thanks to built-in LED lights. Then use the attached thermometer strip to gauge and document the water temperature. This underwater telescope for kids comes with an activity journal that’s packed with fun science experiments. Perfect for Ages 8+.
Of course we recently took it to Florida with us when we went on vacation and we used it in the pool at the house and the pool at the beach house and had so much fun. I can’t wait to take it to a pond where we can actually test out the light feature on it. We didn’t follow the directions about making sure it stays at a certain level. It’s not completely water proof and it filled up with water. Miles was upset and said that it was broken. I checked it out and couldn’t see anything through it and then did everything I could do to get the water out of it. If you sort of plunge it open and shut the water will come out and then you can use it again. From that point on we have made sure that it doesn’t take a swim on it’s own in the water. It’s a great educational tool when you take it to a lake ocean or pond because there you’ll actually be able to see the ground and it’s inhabitants, which is where the journal will come in handy.