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Educational Insights GeoSafari Plankton Net

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Product Description

They say you should never swim alone. Millions of plankton live in ponds, lakes and oceans. Take a closer look with the GeoSafari Plankton Net! Toss the net into any natural body of water and sweep back and forth to collect plankton. Lift the net to examine them in the transparent bottle underneath or remove the bottle and attach the lid to share your finds with friends! The Geo Safari Plankton Net includes a mesh plankton net with removable, transparent, magnified bottle with attached cap and laminated waterproof guide with plankton identification chart.

Can be used in any natural body of water, fresh or salt.

Interactive activity encourages exploration and discovery.

Can be held with hands or used with rope for docks and boats.

Additional Info

363159

6AE10F86

086002052650

5265

1.1 pounds

17.5 x 11.8 x 3.6

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Average Customer Rating:

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Educational Insights GeoSafari Plankton Net
 
3.3

(based on 49 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (14)

70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (29)
  • Lasting fun (12)
  • High quality (10)
  • Easy to assemble (9)
  • Educational (6)

Cons

  • Poor design (6)

Best Uses

  • Home (19)
  • Travel (19)
  • Young children (13)
  • Outside (7)
  • Indoor (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent (29), Educator (13), Education oriented (10), Thrifty (6), Parent of two or more children (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (25), Yes (19)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Great for Classroom Centers!

I use these pens in a Literacy Workstation in my Kindergarten classroom and they have been going strong for a month now! The kids enjoy the buzzes and noises, and it has built their...Read complete review

I use these pens in a Literacy Workstation in my Kindergarten classroom and they have been going strong for a month now! The kids enjoy the buzzes and noises, and it has built their fine motor skills by having them click on the bubble beside the correct answer. I will be using these in the word work center all year! The noise is quiet even at it's maximum - which is a good thing!!

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Most Helpful Critical Review

 

Ace does not work on big kids cards

Ace DOES NOT work on the "Big Kid" cards. I have tried at three to confirm this. It would be nice if the manufacturer would state this plainly somewhere.

Ace DOES NOT work on the "Big Kid" cards. I have tried at three to confirm this. It would be nice if the manufacturer would state this plainly somewhere.

Reviewed by 49 customers

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1.0

Defective pen

By Ginny

from Naperville IL

About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

Pros

    Cons

    • Cheaply Made

    Best Uses

      Comments about Educational Insights GeoSafari Plankton Net:

      Pen stopped working and says all correct answers are wrong. I changed batteries but still doesn't work. It is only a few months old.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      1.0

      Good if you can get it to work

      By Sad Mommy

      from NASHVILLE

      About Me Education Oriented, First Time Parent, Working Parent

      Pros

      • Educational

      Cons

      • Flimsy
      • Poor Design

      Best Uses

      • Young Children

      Comments about Educational Insights GeoSafari Plankton Net:

      I saw this and thought how engaging! My two year old was excited to get this home. We opened and he did about 20 flash cards without being bored. Overall it's a very educational item...if it works. Day 3 of trying to use "doggy" he started telling my son all his right answers were wrong
      I took the pen away which caused a melt down, but I didn't want you son confused. Changed batteries, did research and nothing. The pen is just defective and at this point I am not willing buy another one just to waste money. Wish they could ensure a better pen then the product would be great

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      cute but broke

      By Mstev

      from St. Augustine Fl

      Comments about Educational Insights GeoSafari Plankton Net:

      Hi there
      I bought a set a and an extra pen for my pre-k class. They loved them and so did I! Sad to say both pens stopped working within two months of buying them. I was very bummed! I changed the batteries and no luck:( I was told that the children had to be gentle with them which they were. What else can I try?

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      5.0

      Have several

      By Mom of 3

      from Alberta, Canada

      About Me Parent

      Pros

      • Colorful
      • Easy to Use
      • Good Variety

      Cons

      • Bulky

      Best Uses

      • School
      • Young Children

      Comments about Educational Insights GeoSafari Plankton Net:

      WE love the idea behind using these, we had some older products, a set of card and the kids broke the "pen" that came with that. WE have 3-4 of these kicking around now and it's nice to have some extras as the cards are useless without them. It's really nice to be able to set them up with the work and then let them work through it on their own or while you are doing your stuff. They can practice it as much as they want. Unlike workbooks they aren't "used up" and my next child, and next child can use it too.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Fun and educational

      By Elena Z.

      from Mount Laurel, NJ

      About Me Parent

      Pros

      • Easy Storage
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Young Children

        Comments about Educational Insights GeoSafari Plankton Net:

        My 4.5yo daughter really enjoys this pen. She likes hearing all the sounds (luckily mostly the good sounds). It doesn't seem like she's had any problems with it. I like that there are quite a few different card sets that go along with it. I feel like we'll get some good mileage out of it.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        3.0

        Cute

        By Pediatric ot

        from Torrance

        About Me Educator

        Pros

        • Colorful
        • Easy Storage
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

        • Delicate

        Best Uses

        • Young Children

        Comments about Educational Insights GeoSafari Plankton Net:

        Gave this to my friends child to use, he liked it, but the pen doesn't seem sturdy, but so far it has lasted
        Not sure if I would use it in therapy

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        good pen for hot dots jr. sets

        By aahaft

        from Brooklyn, NY

        About Me Parent

        Comments about Educational Insights GeoSafari Plankton Net:

        We received this Hot Dots pen for use with the Hot Dots Jr. Patterns and Sequencing set. My sons were attracted to the shape of the pen and it made them more likely to use the review cards without prompting. When the pen is placed on the black circles next to the possible answers on the flash cards it will give feedback on whether the answer is correct or incorrect. With dog whimpering or enthusiastic "Way to go!" I found my kids trying out all answers on each card just to see the pens response. There seems to be 5-6 possible correct and 5-6 incorrect responses from the pen including sayings, sounds and vibration. Although a bit top heavy the pen is easy to hold. It can not be used as a regular pen, only as a response pen for Hot Dot sets. It works with the grade k+ sets as well as the jr. sets although I have been told it may not work with Hot Dot sets for older children. The price point may be a bit steep but when choosing a Hot Dots pen this is a very fun choice.

        I received this item for review but all opinions are my own.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        Ace is cute and fun!

        By Pam

        from Cedar Falls Iowa

        About Me Educator

        Pros

        • Colorful
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Young Children

          Comments about Educational Insights GeoSafari Plankton Net:

          My 4 yr old son loved the cute Ace hot dots jr pen. He enjoys the lights and sayings.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Ace is a great dog

          By Ashley

          from Indiana

          About Me Parent

          Pros

          • Colorful
          • Easy Storage
          • Easy to Use
          • Good Variety
          • Long Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Older Children
            • Young Children

            Comments about Educational Insights GeoSafari Plankton Net:

            We have a few "ace" dogs from our hot dots kits. I love that you can change the volume, or from talking to noises. My 2 year old can easily use him as well as my 6 year old!

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Does Ace the dog need to be cleaned routinely to work proper

            By Pre-k young

            from Slaughter, Louisiana

            About Me Educator

            Pros

            • Colorful
            • Easy Storage
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • School
              • Young Children

              Comments about Educational Insights GeoSafari Plankton Net:

              We purchased the Hot Dots Jr. Phonics and math sets a couple of years ago for our Pre-k class to use and they have loved it! The only problem now is that one of the Ace dogs isn't working properly. We have changed batteries to see if that would help, but no success. Is there any other suggestions as to what we can do to get him working properly again?

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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