I'm in the process of getting ready for school to begin (because I'm starting to have nightmares about not being ready) and I took a field trip to the Alpine Surplus Warehouse. A wonderful place where teachers in our district send the thing they are no longer using for other teachers to snag (or for the district to sell). Sometimes you can find wonderful treasures there: like this student microscope. I tried it out with my three year old. We put a bug on it and it worked beautifully! We magnified the bugs multifaceted eyes and hairy body. I can't wait to put it in the science center!