Martin is excited about giving his friend Sasha a special gift — he wants to make her a microscope. When he is faced with the actual mechanics of how to make a base and an eyepiece and a lens out of the materials he has — he nearly gives up. But then Daddy tells him that the most important thing any builder or inventor must have is grit: sticking with it, especially when things are difficult. Martin hears him and then turns to his project with new determination — and in the process, comes up with some new ideas...
Projects, Crafts, and Recipes for this Story
Sparkle Craft- DIY Microscope
This week’s craft project is very easy to put together, but — as with Martin’s microscope — getting it to work well will take a little bit of inventive tinkering. If you stick with it, however, it’s really neat to see how common objects and creatures look at a microscopic level.
Storybox Playlist: Stories to Inspire a Love of Science
Science is awesome and it encompasses every part of our world. These stories are all about the love of science and the scientific method. There is measurement, yes - there is taking notes, yes - there is experimentation and testing, yes. But mostly, there is wonder and awe.