WhizKidsLab 12 Prepared Insect Bug Parts Microscope Slides Set Real Beetle Specimen Postcards STEM Science Kit

  • 12x slides consist of 5 mouthparts, 5 legs, 1 wing and 1 antenna: 1. Female mosquito mouthpart; 2. House fly mouthpart; 3. Honey bee mouthpart; 4. Butterfly mouthpart; 5. Cockroach mouthpart; 6. Mole cricket leg; 7. Cockroach leg; 8. Water beetle leg; 9. Locust leg; 10. Honey bee leg; 11. Honey bee wing; 12. Mosquito antenna
  • For kids above 6 years old and able to handle glass slides. The edges of glass slides are chamfered to prevent cuts. – Samples are clearly labeled and glass slides come fitted in a plastic slide container
  • Comes with 3 color post cards demonstrating functions of insect parts and questions to aid fact finding on beetles.
  • Comes with 1 real beetle specimen. The actual type of beetle received varies. Students can observe the specimen directly under microscope or use it to prepare additional slides (preparation tools NOT included).
  • Dimension of glass slides: 7.5 x 2.5cm (standard size)
  • Dimension of plastic slide box: 8 x 6 x 3.2cm
  • Package includes: 12x prepared slides in plastic container, 3x postcards, 1x beetle specimen (type varies)
  • Product Features

    • MOUTHPART, LEG, WING, ANTENNA: The 12 slides are carefully selected to demonstrate the interesting parts of different insects that children can appreciate. For instance, the digging leg of a cricket is distinctly different from the swimming leg of a water beetle because of their different functions. By observing the slides, children learn to appreciate different shapes and structures of insect and relate them to how the insect moves or eats.
    • OBSERVE, THINK, AND CONCLUDE: The set is also designed to instill scientific thinking to children. Firstly, the child is able to observe the parts. Then with the aid of postcards, the kid can consider how the insect uses the body parts. And finally, using the real beetle specimen, the kid can apply what he or she has learnt to draw conclusions about the beetle’s life.
    • CLEAR OPTICAL GLASS SLIDES: Samples are professionally prepared on optical glass slides for clear viewing. Recommended for children above 6 years of age.

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    3 thoughts on “WhizKidsLab 12 Prepared Insect Bug Parts Microscope Slides Set Real Beetle Specimen Postcards STEM Science Kit

    1. Love these slides! I do tons of insect-related outreach with 4th grade-7th grade kids and used these for the first time this past week. Kids are always so excited to use microscopes, and giving them the opportunity to look through a wide variety of insect morphologies really gets their curiosity juices flowing. The slides were super clear – some you could see well with just a hand-held magnifying glass. I also used these on a dissecting scope, not a compound scope and they worked great, but I…

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