Aquarium nematode

Found this little guy in a pinch of aquarium algae. Best I can tell as a layman using, this belongs to the genus Mononchus. They are predatory, consuming other microscopic animals including other nematodes, but apparently not parasitic (good news for my fish tank).

My first post – Insect wing

It’s been a long time (almost two years since I bought my Foldscope (Confession 🙁 ) . I procrastinated all the while. I felt I should start contributing.. so here’s my first one. This is an insect wing, don’t know which one. I found this trapped in a spider’s web at my home. My guess…

Pelo de gato

La observación de hoy fue la comparación del pelo de dos gatos. Colocamos el pelo del gato a nuestra muestra. La comparamos con otra muestra de gato. Logramos observar que en el pelo se ven unas líneas más pequeñas. Las dos fotos se parecen solo un poco.

What lives in your pond

pond 1 lead 0.0 copper 0.025 iron 0.0 mercury 0.0 pond 2 lead 0.0 copper 0.05 iron 0.3 mercury 0.0 pond 3 lead 0.0 copper 0.0 iron 0.3 mercury 0.002 Iron: Tap water is clean, p1 is also clean, p2 is clean but alo a little dirty, 1st p3 is like p2, 2nd p3 is…

The ponds mystery.

My hypothesis is, Is the temperature different at the three ponds?All the ponds had different temperatures.My conclusion is that some of the ponds are cleaner then others and others had more plants and insects than others.

Jemenah’s Journey (ECISD Camp SiP)

My hypothesis is that at different ponds there are different amounts of metals and I was right. We measured iron, mercury, copper, and lead. I was in charge of measuring lead using a water quality test kit. In my presentation, I am going to talk about the foldscope. A Foldscope is a type of microscope,…

The Amazing Nature

Foldscope is fantastic!! Hypothesis: You get different states of STOMATA from different leaves from trees and plant. STOMATA on leaf is front/upper back / bottom / lower. Leaf A leaf has STOMATA. Ponds tempature water and air also humidity. P1: 24.1 celsius 27 celsius 47 celsius P2: 26.5 celsius 30 celsius 50 celsius P3: 27.9…

The berries off the trees! (ECISD Camp SiP)

Hypothesis: Do berries have hairs on the surface? Conclusion: The berry that I looked at under the Foldscope did not have hairs. If you look inside of the berry it has little bubbles inside. Mostly it’s the inside of what stuff they have inside that looks like little tiny bubbles.


My hypothesis is if the water temperature measurement was done deeper then it would be colder. My conclusion is that if because the water temperature measurement was done at the surface and the sun is over the pond, then I think the water below is not getting as much sun.

No Nature No Science (ECISD Camp SiP)

My hypothesis is that there might be several microorganisms in various numbers of city ponds. My conclusion to this hypothesis is that there are microorganisms in the water.

Hailey’s sience (ECISD Camp SiP)

Hypothesis: Does pollen change by age? Lily pollen looks like yellow pods where itś dead but when itś alive it looks like orange and brown pods. Conclusion: Yes most likely all pollen changes by age. Things I learned on our pond adventure. Water can have lead, mercury, copper, and iron. Temperature and humidity for our…

Nature Adventure (ECISD Camp SiP)

My hypothesis was if pollen looked different. I looked at two different pollen samples with the foldscope, and my conclusion was that pollen looks different but it depends on the flower. Mi hipotesis era si el polen se ve diferente. Yo vi dos ejemplos diferentes con mi Foldscope. Y mi conclusion es que el polen…

Alyssa’s Adventure (ECISD Camp SiP)

This is the pond water from UTPB. My hypothesis is would our water results be less different if they where sampled at the same exact time would they be less diferent? My opinion since we can’t do this but as a educated guess I believe that they would be different because of the places they…

My Pond Prediction (ECISD Camp SiP)

My class and I went on a trip to collect foldscope samples 2 days ago. While I was there I noticed that the first pond we visited had less insects than the 2nd pond we visited. I made a hypothesis that pond 1 had less insects than pond 2. We collected insects at each pond,…

Ava uncovers nature’s secret (ECISD Camp SiP)

Do certain species of plants have different stomata? Stomata cells are cells that help the plant breathe. Stomata cells are mostly found at the bottom of the plant’s leaves, which protect the stomata. Stomata cells usually look like a peanut; closed is like a closed peanut shell, and open is like an open peanut shell….

A beating heart, perhaps?

Our pond had been welcoming a lot of frog (or toad) visitors each night since the monsoon started. Recently, I found what I am pretty sure were frog eggs on the edge of the pond: they were jelly-coated, but pretty small, and not spherical – sort of shaped like pomegranate arils. When disturbed with a…

Piel fina de una cebolla

La observación de hoy fue la piel finita de la cebolla (epidermis). Primero corté la piel finita de la cebolla. Después hice la muestra. Lo que logramos ver fueron las células que forman parte de la cebolla. Logré ver círculos. Después colocamos una muestra mas. Pero a esta le colocamos colorante azul de metileno. Logré…

Passion flower anatomy

I decided to sacrifice and dissect a Passion flower from my backyard. Using a diagram from the web I’m pretty sure I viewed the petal corona fiber ( purple) ovary ( seeds?) stigma and anther ( both had green pollen grains) and the red petal ( awesome pigment granules!) #Bio60_2021

Backyard bug from Palo Alto

I was collecting flowers for some foldscoping but noticed they were home to some tiny hopping bugs. Managed to trap one and smash it on a slide ( had to) so I could take a look. Very cool! What is it? #Bio60_2021

Piel de un ejote

La observación de hoy fue la piel de un ejote que encontramos en la cocina. Primero corté la vaina del ejote. Después tomé un pedacito de su piel e hice la muestra. Lo que logramos observar fueron las células que forman parte de la piel del ejote.

Cochinillas algodonosas

La observación de hoy fue una cochinilla algodonosa que estaba en una equeveria. Logré ver unas unas manchitas grises y se le ven unas patas. En la parte de su cola vimos algunas líneas y unas manchas cafés. Aquí logré ver la parte central del cuerpo y se le ven algunas patas también.

El ala de una mosca

La observación de hoy fue el ala de una mosca. Vemos a simple vista la forma que tiene, se le ven algunas líneas muy pequeñas. Logré observar la punta del ala, es muy finita. Se le ven algunas líneas y puntos muy finitos. Pude ver una línea gruesa, negra y tiene algunas espinas. En el…

Observation of intestinal mesentery of Frog

The circulatory system carries oxygen, nutrients, and hormones to cells, and removes waste products like carbon dioxide. The three basic components of the circulatory system include blood, blood vessels, and the heart. Bloood is pumped by the heart and then flows through the vessels – a net work of interconnecting arteries, arterioles, cappilaries, venules, and…