The children at the Child Development Center are so very curious about the world around them!
One of their favorite things to look at with their magnifying glasses is their own hair (髪の毛). After the students very gently provided some samples, they were able to look at the hair under the MiScope.
Individual strands of hair are very thin, even when people have lots of hair on their heads. To better understand how thin human hair is, the students looked at other long thin objects for comparison.
This green thread, as found in a sewing kit, is very thin, but hair is still thinner.
This red yarn was the thickest material the students looked at. That must be why people use it to knit comfy sweaters!
Up close, the surface of spaghetti is very rough. The rough texture helps it hold onto the sauce.
Spaghetti may seem thin compared to other types of noodles, but not when compared with hair.
As most people could guess, the soba noodle is thicker than the spaghetti noodle. The students particularly enjoyed interacting with the soba noodles.
Close looking at a soba noodle with a magnifying glass.
While the spaghetti looks and feels very dry, the soba looks very oily up close and feels oily too.
After much exploring of the objects with the magnifying glass and MiScopes, the students took some time to reflect on their experience in their journals.
A student drawing the different objects he observed with the MiScope.
All the different sized objects were fun to draw.