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Microscope Kits reach 100,000 Schoolchildren

Jun 25 2019 Read 199 Times

Popular Microscope Activity Kits (MAKS) supplied by the Royal Microscopical Society (RMS) have been bringing science lessons alive for more than 100,000 schoolchildren. Demand for the free-to-borrow kits has increased dramatically since their introduction in 2011 to combat the declining use of microscopes in primary schools. It means the number of youngsters to have benefitted from the scheme has now broken the six-figure mark.

The MAKS contain enough easy-to-use microscopes and resources for a whole class of children. A number of pre-prepared activities are included, with all the relevant equipment, worksheets and notes for teachers to set up and run them.

Completely free, the MAKS can be borrowed for an entire term and are suitable for both Key Stage 1 and 2 lessons.

Their popularity means the MAKs are now booked out until July 2020, but applications for use by schools from September 2020 will reopen later this year. 

For details visit www.rms.org.uk

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