Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Educational Insights - Talking Electron Microscope Review and #Giveaway

Educational Insights, a manufacturer of educational toys and games, has provided many hours of play to my children. Educational Insights products include subject-specific classroom products, teacher resources, educational toys, and games. Their products are designed by seasoned educators and parents who know that, first and foremost, learning must be fun.  Right now they are sponsoring a California Dreamin' Sweepstakes on their Facebook page for the chance to win a trip to Los Angeles to view a live taping of Jeopardy.  The lastest review and giveaway I'm doing for this upstanding company is for the GeoSafari Talking Electron Microscope.



View 180 super-magnified images of sixty different specimens with the Talking Electron Microscope.  Learn interesting facts about each image in Learning Mode, then test your knowledge in Quiz Mode.  View amazingly detailed images of the human body, plants, animals, viruses, and more.

Features of the Talking Electron Microscope:
LCD Screen to view microscopic images
Quiz Mode to test your knowledge
Learning mode full of facts
Volume Control
Image advances
Answer selector buttons

This talking microscope is full of neat facts and images.  My kids are in awe at the different slides they can view.  I'll admit that my husband and I have even spent lots of time with this microscope.  Some images include the human eye, cross section of a pine needle, dental floss with plaque, table salt, newspaper print, and lots more.  In learning mode, we can learn intersting facts about each slide.  For instance, we learned that red blood cells have no nucleus.  That's what gives them their famous shape.  In quiz mode, questions are asked about each slide and you have the option to press the A, B, or C button to choose your answer. 

A couple of example questions in Quiz Mode are:

What is something diatoms have in common with plants?
a) They photosynthesize
B) They are unicellular
C) They have leaves and stems

What are weevils known for?
A) damaging crops
B) burrowing into human or animal skin
c) eating pests

The slides are already in the microscope so there's no need to insert and remove them.  That makes it handy so you don't have to keep track of them, but you also have to advance through if you want to see a specific slide.  The "talker" that speaks out the facts and questions from the microscope is clear and easy to understand, although monotonous.  The microscope requires 3 C batteries, which are not included.  The GeoSafari Talking Electron Microscope has been used and played with almost daily in my home.  The kids love it and I'll admit I do too.  We've learned new things, been refreshed on others, and have been able to see fantastic up close images.

Win It!

One person will win a GeoSafari Talking Electron Microscope.

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Leave a separate comment for each entry and include your email address in the comments.  Giveaway is open to residents of the USA.  Giveaway ends 6/8/11 at 8 pm CST.  Winner will be randomly drawn and will have 48 hrs. to respond to email notification or a new winner will be drawn.

I received product for review from Educational Insights.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products.  Your opinions and results may differ.

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