By C&A Scientific

Reviewed for Third Grade, 2010

Your child will feel like a real scientist with this high-quality microscope. It features three different levels of magnification, real glass optics, example slides and an LED backlight for crystal clear viewing. If you're looking for a beginner microscope to get your kids jazzed about the natural world, but want to spring for something a bit more durable, this one's the ticket. (C & A Scientific, $84.41)