Introduction to Microscopes with Heron Books

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Introduction to Microscopes with Heron Books

It can be challenging to teach our children how to properly use science tools at home. On one hand, it can be an expense to get these tools and we have to do our research in choosing the right ones as well as how to use them properly. That’s why I was so excited to try out Heron Books, Take A Closer Look! An Introduction to Microscopes for Young Scientists in our homeschool. Before we get into it, please take a moment to pin this post to your homeschool board.

*Disclaimer, this post is sponsored by Heron Books, I was compensated for my time, all opinions are 100% my own honest opinions and I wasn’t required to post a positive review. You can read my full disclosure here.

About Heron Books

Heron Books is a publisher and developer of educational materials for children, teens, and educators for over 40 years. They aim to create an engaging curriculum focused on activities creating hands-on learning opportunities.

Take A Closer Look! An Introduction to Microscopes for Young Scientists

Take A Closer Look! An Introduction to Microscopes for Young Scientists is part of Heron Books Young Scientist series. This book is geared towards children 9-12 years old and it is a truly comprehensive approach to teaching how to use a microscope, using pre-made slides, and how to create your very own slides. We explored the importance of asking questions, setting an intention of what we want to observe and learn, using a science journal, the parts of a microscope, how to set it up, how to focus the lenses, details about the lenses, how to create our own slides, and more.


The chapters are short and simple, very easy to digest and understand. It is also really easy to expand on. The kit we received included an Independent Learning Packet which is the perfect outline to keep students on track, especially if they are working independently.


The package we received also included an exam and answers to the exam to ensure your children have mastered the material. I actually loved how this curriculum had everything planned out for me and my children, it was organized really well and easy to follow. It took so much stress off of me and helped to make learning fun.

Try Heron Books Take A Closer Look! Young Scientist Series

Both of my children loved using this curriculum in our homeschool. They have developed skills and learned so much when it comes to microscopes and observing. I highly recommend you check out Heron Books for your homeschool. Use my code Blooming 40 to receive 40 percent off your purchase. (offer valid until August 31, 2022

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