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Pippa's Progress. First Adventures With A Microscope For Children
Mr Mol Smith
Children get microscopes as presents normally for birthdays or Christmas. Parents and relatives think the microscope will give a new perspective to the child's growing awareness. The knowing ones will also realise guidance is required by way of a book. Unfortunately, most books fail to connect with a child living in this fast paced and ever-faster-changing world. Most of them on the 'market' are already out of date or are simply legacies of an age long gone.
I believe microscopy and using a microscope will add to a young person's life, but not without the right kind of help. This book is quite different and aimed at both inspiring the young person and connecting with them in their world of now. It's not filled with images of this wow thing or that life form. It is filled with things they can actually do.
It is not about sitting in the dark looking down a microscope for hours on end like children sit in their bedrooms with their hudls or ipads playing endless games. It is about less screen time, and more about them looking around themselves in a fun and vibrant way. Pippa is a real twelve year old young woman who understands the world your child is evolving in. She speaks to your child in their language and with a mind aligned to her generation. She has great morals and a distinct positive message behind her love of microscopy and life itself.
Her adventures fit well with children aged six to twelve. She introduces modern practical ways to use a microscope, collect things to see, and easy 'do-able' projects on how to make slides from using safe materials easily-obtained from local supermarkets and shops. The book is supported by online videos in HD, ad-free, formats which accentuate learning by doing, and involves young people in real science without boring them. Educational and fun. Practical and informed but not lecturing, Pippa's Progress provides the perfect first guide on exploring the tiny world which impacts on every aspect of our lives.
All of the images of microscopic subjects in the book were taken via a basic microscope, and are therefore exactly what your child will see through a budget priced microscope. Only microscopes affordable to young people were used by Pippa in her adventures.
Many books show pictures of micro-life which suggest these things are viewable using an optical microscope, which will disappoint and put young people off when they can't see the same.
Pippa's Progress - first adventures, will take any young person on a proper and rewarding journey and is the only real guide designed to achieve this by people already there enjoying the journey.
- Publication Date:
- 1500951544 / 9781500951542
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 8.5" x 11"
- Full Color with Bleed
- Related Categories:
- Science / Microscopes & Microscopy