1. The Bausch & Lomb 5x Pocket Magnifier Packette

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This inexpensive palm-size 5x magnifier (that slides outward and into its own little plastic “packette” turtle shell :-) is a great Discovery-Learning Tool for all classrooms, persons, and locations: indoors or outdoors... The B & L 5x magnifier is a wonderful tool of vision enhancement: it reveals the largely unseen smaller world of everyday things that surround us, but mostly go unnoticed. It reveals:

-- the weave of cloth

--the textures of food

--the “fingerprints” of our fingers

--the cellularity of plants

--the engineering of a ball-point pen

-- the machining spiral of a metal screw

--the pixels of a computer screen

and much much more...

Everything around us and even on and in us, is a “whole” thing composed of parts; everything has Structure & Function,

and magnifiers—from microscopes to telescopes: from the “nano” scale to the “astro” scale-- enhance our vision of this world.

Vision enhances our survival as a species and empowers our knowledge of the world we live in.

It is also an amazing tool of beauty: to see things “as they are”, but often unnoticed in our modern world of electronic and digital devices and entertainment, and in our modern whirled of hurry-up and stimulus-overload; this little tool is a magnifier of

"Time-taken" to Observe": which is the art and science of careful looking.


“To see the world in a grain of sand

and heaven in a wildflower.

To hold infinity in the palm of your hand

and eternity in an hour.”

That is what William Blake wrote long ago; he was a British Poet, Painter, and Printmaker from the late 1700's to the early 1800's...

and I happily agree, living now with his wisdom and vision...

Now, you can discover your own... and share what you see...

For about $10, the Bausch & Lomb 5x magnifier packette is easily available online.

Tools of Science and Math 2 is next...