Some add ons for Caspar's microscope study. A study journal and a DIY slide kit. The journal is for recording observations. It's nice and thick to encourage Caspar to use the pages freely. 50 printed pages and 50 blank pages.
His microscope came with a kit that included glass slides and stains. It also included some prepared slides made from laminated card. While I could laminate our specimens I wanted Caspar to be able to prepare his slides completely independently.
His DIY Microscope Slide Kit contains card (we've used recycled card from a cereal box) cut to size, a hole punch, clear tape, tweezers and a pen. To get started we made these together; a fly leg (which looks amazing under the microscope!!), a fly wing and an ant. The tape works well as it makes the image two dimensional which is much easier for a young child to focus. Almost anything could be made into a slide, the options are endless!