These beginner microscopes make a perfect gift for young scientists - up to 35% off this Black Friday

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(Image credit: National Geographic, FEEMIC)

Black Friday is often a great time for holiday and Christmas shopping, particularly when it comes to buying gifts for kids. However, if you have budding young scientists on your hands, we think these Black Friday microscope deals could hit the spot. 

Target are currently selling this National Geographic Microscope Explorer Series Kit for $24.49 in their Black Friday sale. We think this is a brilliant discount on a great little product that would make a great Christmas gift for kids, but the 30% discount is only available when you purchase this deal online. 

For youngsters who are already into microscopes and are wanting something even better, we've found this deal on this 52-piece FEEMIC microscope set for $67.99 on Amazon — plus they're also offering an additional $10 off when you apply the coupon at the checkout. 

Finally, Amazon are also offering almost $20 off this Amscope 120X-1200X microscope for kids, which is the top-rated microscope in our best microscopes for kids guide.

now $35.59 at Amazon

Amscope 120x-1200x 52pcs Microscope: was $54.99 now $35.59 at Amazon

Save $24.40: Amazon are offering a 35% discount on this Amscope beginner microscope for kids.

now $24.49 at Target

National Geographic Microscope Explorer Series Kit| was $34.99 now $24.49 at Target

Target are offering 30% off this National Geographic Microscope when purchased on their website — this would make a great holiday gift for your young science enthusiasts.

now $67.99 at Amazon

FEEMIC 52pcs Microscope Set for Kids| was $84.99 now $67.99 at Amazon

Amazon have knocked $17 off this 52pcs microscope set, plus an additional $10 off when you apply the coupon at the checkout. 

Starting off at Target, you can grab this National Geographic Microscope Explorer Series Kit for just $24.49 when you buy it online. This set has a 4.8/5 star customer rating, with 100% of customers saying they would recommend it. 

This is a beginner microscope aimed at kids just starting out with science and optics. It has three magnification settings; 40x, 100x and 400x, and features soft-touch knobs and a fixed eyepiece. It comes with everything you need to study anything up close and personal, and even comes with rocks and minerals to put under the microscope, along with prepared slides, blank slides, tweezers, and a detailed learning guide, making it a fun and educational gift. 

For slightly more advanced young scientists, Amazon are currently selling this FEEMIC 52pcs microscope set for $67.99, with a further $10 off when you apply the coupon at the checkout. This scope can offer from 40x-1000x magnification with high-quality optics for sharp image quality. It comes with a multitude of prepared slides for the kids to look at, plus whatever they find around the house or garden can also be examined. 

But even if it is their first microscope, it does come with detailed instructions on how to set it up and get going, so it would still be a great option for beginners, too. It's currently rated 4.6/5 stars with over 70% of the customer reviews being 5 stars.

We've also spotted this amazing deal on an Amscope 120X-1200X beginner microscope, which is our top-rated kids microscope. It provides 120x, 240x, 300x, 480x, 600x, and 1200x magnifications and comes with a 52-piece accessory kit and hard-sided plastic ABS case.

For more great offers on everything from fitness equipment to student tech, check out our Black Friday deals live blog.

Kimberley Lane is a landscape & seascape photographer living in South Wales. Originally using photography as a way to cope with health issues, she aims to portray a feeling of calm and peace through her images. Her work has been featured in a number of national photography magazines. She writes camera reviews and articles for Live Science and