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GIVEAWAY!! Plus, Science Exploration for Kids: Fun Microscope Activities They’ll Love

Apologia Giveaway

Do you have science-loving kids? Or maybe you’d like to get them more excited about science. Whichever you chose, we’re certain your little ones will be excited about our latest discovery! To see all the photos and details from our latest science-themed fun, continue reading below. There is also a GIVEAWAY included in this post! One winner will win their choice of an Apologia science course. All the details for that are below as well.

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What You’ll Need

What’s Included in the Science Set

  • 400x microscope for kids
  • 22-page activity journal
  • 26-piece scientific tool set

We started by taking everything out of the box and exploring its contents. The kids (particularly Miss 7) were so excited to finally have a microscope of their own. We do own a USB microscope that we absolutely LOVE but it does need to be attached to a computer in order to work, so they were thrilled to have one they could use anytime or place.

After installing the batteries and exploring all the goodies that were included, we got right to work by exploring the specimens that were included. We decided to look at the peacock feather slide first and viewed it under the microscope at 40x. So fun!

nancy b microsccope kids stem learning activity journal science the art kit blog

We found the microscope very easy to use – simply turn the light on, insert your slide, and adjust the knob to bring the object into focus. It’s also very lightweight which is great – easy to move from room to room and if it happens to fall and land on little toes, you don’t have to worry about it causing injuries.

nancy b microsccope kids stem learning activity journal science the art kit blog

nancy b microsccope kids stem learning activity journal science the art kit blog

After viewing all of the included specimen slides, Miss 7 scoured the house for additional objects she wanted to further explore under the microscope.

nancy b microsccope kids stem learning activity journal science the art kit blog

Can you guess what this was?

nancy b microsccope kids stem learning activity journal science the art kit blog

It was the fabric XOXO card, at 40x magnification. So neat! This magnifying glass is sure to bring out the little scientist in your child and peak their imaginations and curiosity. Such a great product to encourage scientific exploration and STEM learning.

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We were also excited to find all the fantastic experiments included in the activity journal. What a terrific addition to Nancy B’s Science Club microscope kit! It was jam-packed with loads of fun activities to complete with the microscope.

nancy b microsccope kids stem learning activity journal science the art kit blog

nancy b microsccope kids stem learning activity journal science the art kit blog

Does this microscope and activity journal sound like something you’d like to try? If so, please share it on social media. Or, pin it to save for later.

Apologia Giveaway

Okay, now on to the giveaway I mentioned earlier!

Could you use some free curriculum? If so, you’re going to love this giveaway! Now through Sunday, September 22, you can enter to win your choice of a science curriculum from Apologia!

To enter, just fill out the entry card below. You can pick and choose which entry options you complete, and along the way, you’ll find some fantastic new homeschool bloggers to follow!

In addition, by entering you will also receive a Digital Swag Bag valued at $60 – so everyone who enters gets free curriculum resources!

Swag Bag Details:

All entrants will receive the Swag Bag (valued at $60) within 24 hours of the giveaway closing.

The Art KitOuter Space 3-Part Cards (4 sheets that include Sun + Planets) and STEAM Challenge Color Mixing Activity Cards. $10 value.

With the Huddlestons Science Experiments That’ll Blow Your Mind It comes with 4 videos and printable worksheet pages that are needed to complete each experiment. This is the perfect self-paced course for the science explorer looking to be wow’d! This is a $20 course!

The Unexpected Homeschooler Career Exploration Worksheets This is a course teens can do to explore what careers would be best for their personalities, interests, and strengths.

Peace Creek on the Prairie – The All About Animals an early childhood resource packet is filled with eleven lesson plans for elementary aged children to teach children valuable science lessons. $12 value

Brookdale House – Thirty Pages of Panda Themed Handwriting practice including letter tracing practice.  The fun panda graphics will help your child look forward to the next page of practice.

The Fervent Mama Our Bible Trivia for Kids Game Kit includes 54 printable pages of fun for ages Elementary and up! Valued at $15, each set of questions is sorted by difficulty and labeled by categories. There are 240 questions total; 40 Level 1, 60 Level 2, 110 Level 3, and a Bonus 30 adult questions. ($15 value)

 

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It is your responsibility to read the terms and conditions upon entering. Entering this giveaway signs you up for the following email newsletters: The Fervent Mama, Life Beyond the Lesson Plan, The Art Kit, Peace Creek on the Prairie, Brookdale House, My Joy-Filled Life, The Unexpected Homeschooler, Finding Joy in the Journey, and With the Huddlestons email if you aren’t already subscribed. The winner has 48 hours to claim their prize before a new winner is drawn. Giveaway ends September 22nd, 2019 at 12 AM CST. 

 

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