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Under the microscope

November 4, 2015 - family, Home education, parenting
Under the microscope

After a “not so great” start to the week, (with my car failing miserably on it’s MOT and leaving me car-less) we managed to get to Nanny’s yesterday to spend the day and the girls had their swimming lessons.
Today, ahead of our trip to see Inside Out on Friday, we have spent some time learning about emotions. Discussing different emotions and trying to create them with our faces, playing a game making silly faces with parts of the characters from the film and finally making our own characters.

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We then decided to get out the microscope that I bought when I went to the pre-launch open evening of the new Homesense store at Hedgend Southampton.

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First we looked at the slides that came with the microscope, then we went hunting for more things to look at. We looked at a chrysalis (butterfly) and a cocoon (moth). We looked at leaves and bugs. I also put a tiny drop of my blood on a slide. At 150x magnification you could just make out the cells. I think I was possibly more excited than the children!
We’ve also spent time playing Lego, Playdoh, Warhammer and Just Dance.

After lunch Little S fell asleep on the sofa so the older girls and I headed out to the garden to carry on with a rather large project we’re working on. Hopefully it will be completed at the weekend and we can show you all.

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14 thoughts on “Under the microscope

Erica Price

Hope you sort the car out quickly and cheaply. The microscope sounds really interesting to use.

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JuggleMum, Nadine Hill

The microscope sounds like fun – my kids love our binoculars!!

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Jen Walshaw

Fingers crossed re the car./ I am looking at a microscope for the boys for Christmas

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Sarah Bailey

I used to love looking at things under a microscope it is amazing how things change close up. x

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Liz Burton

That microscope sounds cool. I recently bought a phoneoscope, that you can connect to your phone lens. My daughter’s been photographing everything in sight in super close-up detail. Kids are fascinated by that stuff aren’t they?

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    Happyhandley

    A phoneoscope sounds very cool

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Kara

This looks like a lot of fun – mine love science and experiments

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Sonya Cisco

Hope you manage to get your car sorted soon. Other than that sounds like a good week!

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agentspitback

Looks like you all had fun! What a great idea to learn about emotions with a game. Sometimes I take for granted that my children would understand such complex emotions. Hope to see you again at #abitofeverything

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Joanne

Looks like the microscope has gone down well! Hope you enjoyed seeing inside out x

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    Happyhandley

    we did, definitely one to buy for the collection 🙂

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Lauren

Apart from the car, that sounds like a really lovely day. You’ve got me thinking now about getting a microscope ourselves – or maybe I even have my old one still at my mums!

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Raisie Bay (@okesanne)

I’m sorry about your car, it’s horrible when that happens. The microscope looks brilliant though, lots of fun.

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Unconventional Dad

great post, we found a microscope with a front facing LCD window (so you don’t need to look in the eye piece) great way to show kids, while they’re playing outside, what outside ‘is really about’ 🙂

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