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Kids build DIY microscope from LEGO & cheap phone parts

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A DIY microscope made out of LEGO bricks and smartphone lenses could be a powerful learning tool, teaching children not only how to use microscopes, but also how they work.

Seeing is learning: Microscopes are an essential scientific tool, right up there with bunsen burners and petri dishes, which means they’re also essential to any child’s science education.

But even when young people have access to microscopes, they’re often only taught how to use the instruments — put a slide here, look through there — and not how they actually work.

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