Monday, June 20, 2011

GeoSafari Tuff Scope - 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 Tuff Scope.


Explore images up to 400x their original size with Tuff Scope. This two-in-one microscope is perfect for classroom projects or magnification on the go. Simply set up as a classroom station or remove the microscope from the base and send kids outdoors to explore. When used with the GeoSafari® Tuff Cam digital video camera, GeoSafari® Tuff Scope transforms into a digital microscope, projecting magnified images onto a computer screen or projector. Also features 2x continuous optical zoom, transmissive and reflective LED lighting, and a storage drawer.

My boys are all boys.  Meaning that dirt and bugs interest them greatly.  They want to know the hows and whys of things.  Having educational tools to help garner their interest is important to me.  The GeoSafari Tuff Scope is a fun and educational way for the boys to see specimens up close.  It works much like a regular microscope with a focusing dial and zoom dial.  It also has a mini storage drawer, specimen slide clips, and reflective LED. 

By placing the specimen slide on the specimen stage and securing it with the slide clips, the kids can see their specimens up close with the desired magnification.  The zoom dial has three stages of zoom magnification.  The microscope itself is portable and images can be viewed with it while exploring nature.  Dead mosquitos, cicadas, flys, and ants have been subject to being under the microscope.  The kids have also used it to zoom in on images of cotton, newspaper print, and other fibers.  The GeoSafari Tuff Scope has a Tuff Cam that's sold separately for kids to shoot their own footage and project the microscopic images onto a computer screen, white board, or projection screen.  Although I think the Tuff Cam would make a wonderful accessory to the Tuff Scope, it is not necessary.


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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 7/5/11 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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