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Mini Inspector with Smartphone Attachment NGSS

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Use the special attachment to fit the Mini Inspector to a smartphone so your samples can be viewed and photographed with the phone's camera

Description

This easy-to-use, compact instrument magnifies items approximately 60 times for close-up examination. Built-in LED lamp illuminates for clear view and UV (black light) provides added versatility. Includes leatherette storage case. Unlimited uses include entomology, plant specimens, coin collections, and stamp collections. Use UV light to reveal forensic specimens, security features on US and foreign currency, security marks on credit cards, IDs and passports, and spot counterfeits. Powered by 3 LR1130 button cell batteries (included).

Use the special attachment to fit the Mini Inspector to a smartphone (and some tablets!) so your samples can be viewed and photographed with the phone's camera!

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5 reviews
Terrible clip
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When I opened the clip to put it on my phone it snapped. Nice idea, but poorly made.
Keith Devlin

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Awesome!
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This is the coolest tech toy for your smartphone. It is simple and light weight and great for the application it was intended. The magnification for such a small, affordable product really makes it worth it.
Caleb

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Good for price
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The students love using these microscopes. Not only do they get to use their phone, but they can take pictures and share them. The are not the highest of quality and honestly the lights just get in the way, but the excitement that they have for using them makes up for that.
Brailee Saunders

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Works on ipad
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Bought this on the off chance it would work on my iPad and it does. Convenient light source attached and has 2 colors of light to choose from. So far very happy with the purchase
Gene curtiss

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Mini-inspector
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Nice little gadget at a good price.
Paul King

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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.

Elementary Middle School High School

1-PS4-2

Students can use the Mini Inspector to make observations to construct an evidence-based account that objects can be seen only when illuminated.

2-PS1-1

Students can use the Mini Inspector in an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties.

2-LS4-1

Students can use the Mini Inspector to make observations of plants and animals to compare diversity of life in different habitats.

K-2-ETS1-3

Students can use the Mini Inspector in an investigation to develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.

4-PS4-1

Students can use the Mini Inspector in an investigation to develop a model to describe that light reflecting from objects and entering the eye allows objects to be seen.

4-LS1-1

Students can use the Mini Inspector to make observations in an investigation to construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.

4-ESS4-1

Students can use the Mini Inspector to make observations and/or measurements to provide evidence of the effects of weathering or the rate of erosion my water, ice, wind, or vegetation.

5-PS1-1

Students can use the Mini Inspector in an investigation to develop a model to describe that matter is made of particles too small to be seen.

3-5 ETS1-3

Students can use the Mini Inspector with the Glo Germ Classroom Kit (GLO-210) in an investigation to generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.

MS-PS4-2

Students can the Mini Inspector to develop and use a model to describe that waves are reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through various materials.

MS-LS1-1

Students can the Mini Inspector to make observations in an investigation to provide evidence that living things are made of cells, either one cell or many different number and types of cells.

MS-LS1-2

Students can the Mini Inspector to make observations in an investigation to develop and use a model to describe the function of a cell as a whole and ways parts of cells contribute to the function.

MS-LS1-3

Students can the Mini Inspector to make observations to present an argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells.

MS-ESS2-2

Students can the Mini Inspector to make observations, analyze and interpret samples and data on the distribution of fossils and rocks, continental shapes, and seafloor structures to provide evidence of the past plate motions.

MS-ETS1-3

Students can use the Mini Inspector with the Glo Germ Classroom Kit (GLO-210) to analyze data from sampling student fingerprints to determine similarities and differences.

HS-LS1-2

Students can the Mini Inspector to make observations and develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organization of interacting systems that provide specific functions within multicellular organizations.

HS-LS2-3

Students can the Mini Inspector to make observations, construct and revise an explanation based on evidence for the cycling of matter and flow of energy in aerobic and anaerobic conditions.

HS-ESS2-1

Students can the Mini Inspector to make observations and develop a model to illustrate how Earth's internal and surface processes operate at different spatial and temporal scales to form continental and ocean-floor features.

HS-ETS1-3

Students can use the Mini Inspector with the Glo Germ Classroom Kit (GLO-210) in an investigation to evaluate a solution to a complex real-world problem based on prioritized criteria and trade-offs that account for a range of constraints, including cost, safety, reliability, and aesthetics, as well as possible social, cultural, and environmental impacts.

Suggested Science Idea(s)

All Levels

Students can use the Mini Inspector to look closely at important organic and inorganic structures that the unaided eye cannot see. Students can better understand samples they find out in the field or prepared slides.

2-LS2-1
2-LS4-1
K-2-ETS1-3
4-LS1-1
4-ESS4-1
MS-LS1-1
MS-LS1-2
MS-LS1-3
MS-LS1-6
MS-ESS2-2
HS-LS1-2
HS-LS1-5
HS-LS2-3
HS-ESS2-1

Take students out of the classroom and into the field for genuine learning opportunities in Biology, Earth Science, or Environmental Science. Collect water samples and look for invertebrates, compare and contrast leaf and root cells, find pollen and see the spiky structures, or collect sand, dirt or rock samples and identify crystal formations for more accurate identification.

1-PS4-2
2-PS1-1
K-2-ETS1-3
4-PS4-1
MS-PS4-2

Students can use the Mini Inspector for a physical science investigation to understand how light waves move through objects (lenses) and to allow for magnification.

3-5 ETS1-3
MS-ETS1-3
HS-ETS1-3
3-5 ETS1-3
MS-ETS1-3
HS-ETS1-3

The UV light gives another application of use the Mini Inspector with the Glo Germ Classroom Kit (GLO-210). It can be used for inquiry activities, such as crime scene scenarios (CSI). Turn on the UV Light to reveal and identify the fine details of fingerprints. By comparing fingerprints at the scene of a crime with the fingerprint record of suspected persons, students can establish the proof of presence and identity of the suspect. No two persons have exactly the same arrangement of the ridge patterns.

 

* 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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