I homeschool my 7 year old daughter and she loves science so I thought that this explorer set would be perfect for her to use as part of our curriculum. The set comes with a pair of binoculars with a carrying pouch, a magnifying glass, a set of tweezers, a whistle, a compass and a hand crank LED flashlight. It also comes with a water-resistant bright orange drawstring storage bag that can be used as a backpack. This set is recommended for kids ages 3 and up.
My daughter uses the binoculars for watching birds and looking at the stars. She uses the magnifying glass to check out bugs, leaves or rocks and uses the tweezers to collect samples to study later. I taught her how to properly use the compass to find her way back to a location and showed her how to use the whistle so that she could be located in case of an emergency. Her favorite item was the LED flashlight. She loved using her hands to crank the flashlight to supply power to light it up. She was amazed at how it worked without needing any batteries which lead to a discussion about how this could be useful in a survival situation and researching how the flashlight actually works.
This is a plastic toy so the quality is not the best but it is a good starter set for the kids to use to learn and discover nature. My daughter really likes this set and I like that it gets her outdoors to play. This set would be good to give as a gift for birthdays or the holidays.