Welcome to DAY 2 of my 10,000 subscribers celebration!

Today I’m reviewing the GeoSafari® Tuff Scope. This was really cooler than I expected! The kids absolutely loved this! I actually had some pre-made slides from Lakeshore Learning that we used. I was actually kind of surprised at how well this worked!


The GeoSafari® Tuff Scope can magnify images up to 400x their original size. It’s a great microscope for kids, lightweight, and fairly durable as well. One of my favorite features is that the microscope can be removed from the base so it can be taken outside to explore!

You can also purchase the Tuff Cam Digital video camera so you can take pictures or video then project magnified images onto a computer screen, white board, or projector! Very cool!

What’s the Cost? $39.99 (I found some for less on Amazon as well)


My kids absolutely loved this thing! They spent quite awhile looking at different prepared slides we had. It’s really easy to use, so they were able to figure it out quickly and like I said the image is really clear! The Tuff Scope also comes with 1 cotton fabric prepared slide, and 2 blank slides so you can create your own.

Since it’s removable, you can carry it around and look at things like your skin, leaves on trees, grass clippings, flowers, dirt, virtually anything! I plan to use it in our workboxes for next year. I think it will be a great addition to my fun box activities!

Wanna Win?

If you haven’t figured out by now, Educational Insights is one of my favorite companies. Not only do they have some really cool things, but the people there are so nice as well! And thanks to them, there will be a TON of great giveaways during my 10,000 subscriber celebration, so make sure to check daily!

Mandatory Entry for Giveaway: {THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!}

Additional Optional Entries: (Not required to win, but give you extra chances!)

@ericahomeschool is giving away @ed_insights Tuff Scope! Enter thru 8/12: /?p=1206

(As always, you can enter if you already follow or subscribe :o) )

Giveaway Nitty Gritty:

  • The give away will be open until midnight EST Friday August 12, 2011. Winner will be announced by Sunday August 14, 2011.
  • Please, for the love of all that is good, leave a way for me to contact you in your entry otherwise another winner will be chosen.
  • Make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry, winner will be chosen at random!
  • NOTE: giveaway is offered to US Residents Only.
  • In order to enter the contest you must leave a comment on THIS post. To leave a comment scroll to the bottom of the post and click “Post a comment” (Facebook comments will not count, if you are reading this via RSS, you will need to visit my actual blog to post a comment.)
  • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

Disclosure: I was provided with a free GeoSafari Tuff Scope to view on my blog. The opinions I have given are mine and may differ from others but were not influenced by the company or the free product provided.


  1. I would love to win a Educational Insights Tuff Scope as my son and I homeschool and we love to get out of the house and go outside and learn… I really like that the scope is removable and can be used for other magnificaton than just slides…. the versatility is a win-win as our school storage is my laundry room!! thank you for the opportunity to win such great items.

    billdebstanton at hotmail dot com

    Debbie Stanton

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