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Review – My First Telescope by Educational Insights

My First Telescope
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We received a My First Telescope from Educational Insights to play with and review. Andrew really liked the Nancy B. telescope from Educational Insights that Eva got last year and I suspect he was a tad jealous. When I was given the opportunity to review one for him I couldn’t say no. However, I’ve had the telescope for a while and It just so happened to make it work out along with tonight’s Super Moon. Unfortunately we did not get to see the Super Moon because of trees and distance.

The telescope is a cute little one that you put onto a table top. It is colorful and easy to use. It is part of the GeoSafari® Jr. line from Educational Insights and is great for STEM learning. The telescope is Focus Free and good for little ones because they are looking through two large eyepieces with comfy goggle and nose cut-out guide for perfect eye placement.

My First Telescope

GeoSafari® Jr. My First Telescope
Discover amazing, up-close lunar exploration with GeoSafari® Jr. My First Telescope! Little ones can explore the moon with this focus-free telescope, built specifically for little hands and growing minds. Perfect for STEM learning, the 10x magnification provides fantastic views of the moon, while keeping the field of vision wide, which is essential for young children’s understanding. Ideal for preschoolers interested in space and the moon, My First Telescope encourages exploration and discovery, provides hands-on experience with a scientific tool, and introduces the wonders of space. The telescope has two large eyepieces with a comfy goggle and nose cut-out guide for perfect eye placement. It also has a built-in diagonal mirror and lens cap. Setup is easy: the included tripod is adjustable for tabletop viewing and collapsible for easy storage. Comes with multilingual instructional guide showcasing phases of the moon. For ages 4–6. SRP: $29.99.

My First Telescope

Key Features

  • Focus-free, easy-setup telescope designed specifically for young scientists
  • 10x Magnification with wide field of vision, built-in diagonal mirror, and lens cap
  • Two large eyepieces with comfy goggle and nose cut-out guide for perfect eye placement
  • Adjustable tripod for tabletop viewing (collapsible for easy storage)
  • Multilingual instructional guide showcasing the phases of the moon

The Crayon Experiment is Growing.

Image by Vagabond_Blue

One of my great Twitter Followers saw my Use Every Crayon In The Box Experiment and took the challenge. Vagabond Blue (@vagabond_blue) took part in this experiment and made a great image using all of the crayons in the box. Here is the image vagabond_blue created. Use Every Crayon in the Box: The Experiment. If you are going to do the experiment please let me know and I may feature you on BenSpark.com.

Would You Like to Recreate The Experiment?

* Get a box of brand new crayons.
* Remove the Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Violet Brown and Black crayons.
* Get a coloring page (or blank sheet of paper if you are really serious)
* Get a stopwatch or something to tell you when a minute is up. The stopwatch on the iPod or iPhone works great for this. Set the stopwatch for a minute.
* Start the countdown and grab one crayon at random.
* Color with that crayon for one minute.
* Repeat until every crayon has been used.

I’d love to see your finished products. Shoot the box of crayons before you start, shoot the coloring page or blank sheet of paper too. Then take some photos during the experiment, or have someone shooting photos of you doing this. Then take photos of the box when you are done and also take a photo of the finished product.