Junior Microscope Review and Free Instant Work Pages PDF

Miss Owl reviewed a high-quality junior microscope with three industry-standard magnification levels, 3 AA batteries included, 2 lights, prepared slides, materials to prepare her own slides, handouts, ideas, and more. First, here is a YouTube video about the experience.

doctor studying germs under a microscope (possibly)

Certain words have been frequently discussed lately, at home and on the news. “Virus” and “germ” are mentioned frequently. Miss Owl was wondering how doctors knew what a virus was, and this opened a discussion about the microscope. Her experience with the junior microscope helped introduce her to this tiny world. Of course, it would take an electron microscope to see a virus, but she can learn the basic idea.



This is called the “ultimate kids microscope” for good reasons. It is a real compound microscope. There is are EZ focus knobs for fine-tuning. It has 2-in-1 top and bottom LED Lighting for slides or solid objects. The product includes “The Amazing Microscope Adventures” experiment cards with ideas to get started.


junior-microscope includes materials to prepare and examine your own slides

Materials are included so children may prepare and examine their own slides. Miss Owl wanted to see what one of her hairs looked like when magnified. What a surprise!


three AA batteries are included in the product

Three AA batteries are included in the microscope product contents, and so it can be used anywhere — even outdoors. What is so nice about using a microscope outdoors is that grass, leaves, dead bugs, and other nature items do not have to be dragged inside the house for observation.


three magnification levels

It is easy to switch magnification levels and see how specimens look under different lenses. The lenses are high-grade precision glass optics for clear viewing



Here are two microscope work pages for children to record their observations, and learn about parts of a microscope. Just click on the link below and download your copy.



Thank you for reading! The Junior Microscope is on Microscope.com. There are all sorts of extra slides and materials that can be purchased. They even have a camera for the microscope! I hope you found this information helpful.

Carolyn & Miss Owl


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Posters of Milkweed Photos – Favorite of the Monarch Butterfly

This free PDF file includes high-quality digital photos of a milkweed flower in the summer, milkweed leaves being eaten by Milkweed Tussock Moth Caterpillars, and the milkweed pods opening on a windy day in Autumn. It includes a microscope image of a seed. They are appropriate on the wall or in a science center of any classroom or home where butterflies, bees, signs of fall, wildflowers, and milkweed are studied or enjoyed.

Gramma Elliott – Educational Tools

Introduction to Microscopes freebie

Proper Use of Microscopes

Our introductory lab on microscope usage and slide preparation will have your student viewing specimen like an old pro.


  • Learn the parts of a compound light microscope, how to use the different objective lenses and what not to do with a microscope
  • Practice what they learn when they view a newspaper “e” under low, medium, and high power
  • Draw what they view under the microscope
  • Gain an understanding of how microscopes flip the image upside down

    By Getting Nerdy with Mel and Gerdy


Free for grades 7 and up — Lab: Looking at Cells

This lab gets students behind the microscope and looking at different types of cells! This helps them see the real-life difference between plant an animal cells, as well as eukaryotic and prokaryotic. In this lab, students view a plant cell, animal cell, and bacterial cell. They need to draw what they see and say whether they think that cell is prokaryotic or eukaryotic!

TEACHING TIP: Each student/lab group will need to look at 3 different cells, if you don’t have enough slides of each type to give each group, set up stations and have students rotate! You could even have more than one animal cell/plant cell/bacterial cell stations to avoid students waiting on each other!

By LifeSci



This page has links to free science printable blog posts.  The printables and resources are available at the blog post links. There are more, so please use the search bar in the top right of each page to search for other resources.


The bubbling snowman is simply a version of using baking soda and vinegar which children never seem to become tired of doing. When the bubbling begins, it looked like it is snowing.  Please see the blog post here for more information and a short video.

The Bubbling Snowman and Science Fun

The bubbling snowman is simply a version of using baking soda and vinegar which children never seem to become tired of doing. When the bubbling begins, it looked like it is snowing.  Please see the blog post here for more information and a short video.


Information about a free magnets printable is at this blog post. The printable will be found in our free eMembers area.


Have you see the dancing dime experiment to demonstrate that warm air takes up more space than cold air? See the post at this link for more information as well as a very short video.


Free student interactive notebook printable for studying plants on the prairie at this blog post. What plants and animals live on the prairie? Find out in this printable.


free printable with matching cards for teaching about bogs is at this blog post. The suggested text is not required for using the cards in the PDF, but some source of information would be nice to have on hand.


The nocturnal animals printable in French and English is available with both realistic animal photos and with clipart. Teachers may select which option they prefer. The French cards are in a separate section in the printable, so if only one language is wanted, just print those pages.


Observe and journal about a tree for an outdoors science activity. Visit the same tree a each season of the year to notice what is happening. More information and a free PDF is available at the blog post.


Social distancing animal paws and hooves sit and stand spots freebie in two printing sizes.


Science experiments at home using test tubes, nature print paper activities, and breaking open geodes. See the information at this blog post.


Build a solar oven and bake smores (free printable at the post)


Leaf-shaped 3-part cards printable — download at this blog post link.


Vertebrates/invertebrates sort, free PDF, instant download at the blog post.

Changing Seasons Graphing Activities

Northern and Southern Hemispheres Changing Seasons activities printable for the center or as a guided activity, free at this link.


62 page printable where children may sort singular and plural animals words, make an emergent reader by cutting and stapling pages, as well as use their Sudoku skills. Free download at the post.


Math and nature Fibonacci posters can be downloaded in the free eMember area. 


Solar Bead Necklaces are amazing for children but do not tell the secret while inside and working on the project. Let children discover for themselves how the sun causes these beads to reveal their colors.  They will be happy to share the information with you! For information please see the blog post at this link.


Watch Me Grow, Rabbit is a nonfiction book for children with facts, information, and photos that show how rabbits grow and live. The free printable at the blog post has a worksheet and answer key to accompany the text.


Cleaning pennies with kitchen staples such as ketchup.


Grow crystals over night using tissue paper instead of coal, and a few household ingredients.  See information and printable directions which open here.

Animal Group Names Coloring Pages Freebie

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Two freebies for Tracks in the Wild by Betsy Bowen — work page, answer key, and 3-part cards.

Glowing Ice Cubes Easy Home Science Experiment

Glowing ice cubes easy home science experiment might just be the thing for early dark evenings during winter!

plant growth observation journal

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