Review: Our Generation Under the Microscope Set

Review of Our Generation Under the Microscope Set

Today, I’m going to be reviewing Our Generation’s “Under the Microscope” Set.

Our Generation Under the Microscope Set

What it comes with:

  • One microscope
  • One test tube holder
  • Three test tubes
  •   One pair of safety glasses
  • One Erlenmeyer Flask

Our Generation Under the Microscope Set - safety glasses

The safety glasses are plastic. They’re a little hard to put on American Girl dolls — they’re designed for Our Generation dolls, after all. And I’m pretty sure OG dolls have thinner, more flexible heads. But once the glasses are on, they stay on quite well.

Our Generation Under the Microscope Set - test tubes

The test tubes are absolutely adorable, and are probably my favorite part of the set. They come in three different colors: yellow, purple, and pink. White marks are painted onto the plastic test tubes to show how much “liquid” is in each one.

Our Generation Under the Microscope Set - test tubes

They’re the perfect size!

Our Generation Under the Microscope Set - test tube holder

The tubes can be stored in the white test tube holder. There are three circular dents in the bottom of the holder, which keeps the tubes from rolling around.

Our Generation Under the Microscope Set - flask

There’s also an Erlenmeyer Flask, which is larger than the other test tubes. It also has white measurment marks on it, but this one has numbers alongside it. A blue chunk of plastic is inside the flask to serve as liquid.

Our Generation Under the Microscope Set - microscope

Lastly, the microscope.

Our Generation Under the Microscope Set - microscope

It’s made out of purple plastic.

Our Generation Under the Microscope Set - microscope

Flick a switch on the black platform and a focused points of light shines out of the microscope.

Our Generation Under the Microscope Set - microscope

The silver knobs make the upper half of the microscope move up and down.

Before . . .

Our Generation Under the Microscope Set - microscope

. . . After.

Our Generation Under the Microscope Set - microscope

See those silver circles? There’s a tiny slide inside each one!

Our Generation Under the Microscope Set - microscope

You can peer into the microscope and actually look at the slides.

Our Generation Under the Microscope Set

Our Generation’s “Under the Microscope” Set would be perfect for a science-loving doll or a science lab in a doll school.

-Loren

Scientific Savannah

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Hello everyone. It’s me.

Now, I know it sounds bad. Like, really, really, REALLY bad. I mean, Scientific Savannah? I am not “scientific.” At all.

But somehow I found myself getting pulled into a science experiment. Literally, pulled. I was the closest doll to Loren at the time, so I was pulled from her room and forced to be “scientific.”

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Ahem. Along with my “lab partner” Emily.

We’re not quite sure what Emily is. So far, what we do know is that she is a furry, not-so-bright mystery of science. She is usually very cute, but at the moment she has her serious face on, because she is so intrigued by our experiment.

Our experiment is making a cloud in a beaker.

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First we put shaving cream into a beaker that was filled with cold water. The shaving cream was made into the shape of a cloud.

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Oh my, yum yum. I have always wanted to . . . eat shaving cream. It smells edible. It looks edible. It also looks like whipped cream and is fun to play with so why SHOULDN’T I eat it?!?!

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We-e-el, anyway, back on topic, I put blue food coloring on top of my cloud.

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Now I just have to wait! The shaving cream cloud is supposed to get heavy because of the food dye, and then the blue will come out the bottom of the cloud and we will have rain!

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*after waiting for like two minutes*

Oh, what’s that? Is it a little bit of rain?

It is! It is! Our experiment is working!!

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Well, OK, it didn’t really work. The rain shot out in little bursts from the cloud, and then floated back up to the bottom of the cloud. Loren’s mom thinks it’s because there was alcohol in the shaving cream, and alcohol is lighter than water (or so she says) , so it separated.

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Then we put the beaker on the woodstove, so that, um . . . (hey, Loren. Um, why did we do that again? *whisper whisper whisper*) Oh yeah, that’s right! We put the beaker on the woodstove so that the water would warm up, doing something that I forget. Loren, I am SO not scientific!!

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I think that the heat did whatever it was supposed to do, ’cause we got some rain! You can’t see it very well in this picture, but the light blue, wispy streaks in the water are rain.

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And then, blah blah blah, PHOTOBOMB!!

 Later we tried the experiment again, but used whipped cream instead of shaving cream. The results were much better. We actually got our rain! Plus,the cloud tasted amazing — Loren and I ate cloud 🙂

Would you rather have cotton candy clouds or whipped cream clouds?

~ Savannah