We recently began using a Ravensburger Smartscope, and the results have been impressive! The children are eager to find more small treasures to examine in detail. A water sample collected from a puddle outside provided this to observe:
This is the face of a dead wasp we found:
The children used words such as amazing, awesome, and interesting to describe what we saw. We were surprised to see what looked like tiny hairs on the larva from the puddle. We will surely be hunting for more tiny pieces of our surroundings to explore!