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Amber with Insect in Magnifying Box NGSS

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These amber samples have at least one small insect trapped inside.

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Amber is fossilized tree sap, also known as resin, which has undergone molecular polymerization over 30-90 million years. These beautiful amber samples, ranging from 1.5-2+ cm, each have at least one small insect trapped inside. Samples originate from Russia and the Dominican Republic. Each sample comes in a clear plastic case with a magnifying lens in the lid to allow for excellent viewing of the organism inside the amber. The specimen can be removed for examination under a microscope. Cases measure 2.5 cm square by 2.3 cm high. (1" x 1" x 0.875").

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9 reviews
science teacher
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Difficult hard to see the insect, very very tiny.. I would not have bought if I would have saw in advance, not as depicted on site where insects are much larger and easy to make out.
Tim

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Not anything like ad
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The amber piece had a very cloudy surface. It was too long to fit in the display box (believe me, I tried). The insect was not really visible. I consider it a total rip off. One star because I could not give it 0 stars. For the record i have been buying gufts here for years and other than this 1 item i am totally satisfied.
Jim Sams
Owner Response: We apologize that the sample you received was not up to your expectations. If our products are unsatisfactory to you, then they are unsatisfactory to us. A customer service representative will be reaching out to you to exchange the piece or to refund your money.

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Where are the insects?
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Insects in amber looked like nothing more than a speck of dirt. No way to tell it is an insect even with the magnifier
Karen
Owner Response: Hi Karen, If you have a piece of amber with an insect that is too small to see, please return it for another piece or a full refund. We guarantee that there is an insect in each piece, but once in a while they may be smaller than we prefer. Someone from customer service will be in touch with you.

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Amber with insect
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microscopic insect (we don't really see this is an insect). Not Worth the money.
Serrano

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Amber
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The size was ok but too many scratches in it. Hard to see the insect.
BB

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insects in amber
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My students loved them. I was surprised that the specimens were so nice for such a reasonable price. I plan to get more.
Timothy Al Evans

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Good value, but needs microscope
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Large insects in amber are very expensive. These are small (and therefore inexpensive), but are clearly visible under a dissecting microscope. I use this as a "station" based exercise in my fossil lab unit.
N. Krajcar

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Amber
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Delivery was fast and communication excellent. The amber is tiny and very hard for the students to see.
sarah s

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Too Small
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I was greatly disappointed that when I received this Amber with insects inside. The box and the amber contained inside was incredibly small. Probably the size of a dime. It is hard to imagine 110 eighth graders appreciating the rarity that is amberized fossils by looking at such a small specimen.
Brittany Hoffnagle

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NGSS

This product will support your students' understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*, as shown in the table below.

Suggested Science Idea(s)

4-ESS1-1
MS-ESS1-4
MS-LS1-3
MS-LS4-1
MS-LS4-2
HS-ESS1-4
HS-LS4-5

Students can use the Amber with Insect as part of an investigation to gather information and evidence to support claims for early life in the Geologic History of Earth.

With close examination and research about the amber and the insect encased within, students can make inferences about Earth's history, common ancestry, diversity of life and adaptation.

Any hands-on activity with fossils will create a strong foundation for Geologic History lessons at all grade levels.

 

* NGSS is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of, and do not endorse, this product.

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