Alga from garden flowerpot

I took this interesting sample of a cottony alga (?) from a flower pot in my balcony. Reminded me of spirogyra from old biology textbook.  

MAGNIFIED IMAGE OF THE ASTER FLOWER’S PETAL

SCIENTIFIC NAME : ASTER FAMILY : ASTERACEAE THIS IS THE MAGNIFIED IMAGE OF THE ASTER FLOWER’S PETAL UNDER THE FOLDSCOPE AT EKYA SCHOOL J.P NAGAR. Asters are actually 1 – 1.5 – inch flowers. Asters are very complicated flowers. An Aster flower is actually a collection of very tiny tubular flowers, grouped together in a…

PEEPAL

 Ficus religiosa, popularly known as Peepal, is found to have several health benefits. A species of fig tree in the mulberry family, peepal trees are grown in the wild forests across the Indian sub-continent . Peepal tree is also the chief oxygen provider. The peepal tree is rich in tannic acid, aspartic acid,  steroids, vitamins,…

LEAF SECTION OF THE BRAHMAKAMAL PLANT

COMMON NAME: BRAHMAKAMAL(INDIA) NATIVE:HIMALAYAS,UTTARKHAND,NORTHERN BURMA & SOUTHWEST CHINA SCIENTIFIC NAME:Saussurea obvallata THE BRAHMAKAMAL GROWS IN THE MID-MONSOON PERIOD. IT IS WHITE AND REALLY BEAUTIFUL.

Rose petal

The above picture is that of a rose petal under the Foldscope at Ekya school JP Nagar, Bangalore.Its scientific name is Rosa odorata.It belongs to the Rosaceae family.It cures skin acne and boosts the immune system.  

foldscope image of Skin

this is a sample of my classmate’s skin. This is a epidermal cell . It is irregular in shape.  

peepal

This sacred tree native to the Indian subcontinent is a storehouse of medicinal value and is used to treat many ailments and diseases, ranging from a simple incident like a snake bite to Asthma, skin diseases, kidney diseases, constipation, dysentery, impotency and various blood-related problems, said Acharya Bal

vein of a betel leaf

The betel (PipBetel leaf, or Paan, is a pretty commonly used leaf in India. Though its primarypurpose is to be used as a mouth freshener, many people also use it for the numerous health benefits that it provides. It is really good for people suffering diabetes as it can regulate their glucose levels.er betle) is a vine belonging to the Piperaceae family, which…

DHANIYA SEED

COMMON NAME:CORIANDER SCIENTIFIC NAME :CORIANDRUM SATIVUM HIGHER CLASSIFICATION:CORIANDRUM THE DHANIYA SEEDS GROW INTO CORIANDER LEAVES.

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CROTON

Croton plants of this genus were described and introduced to Europeans by Georg Eberhard Rumphius. The common names for this genus are rushfoil and croton, but the latter also refers to Codiaeum variegatum. The generic name comes from the Greek κρότος (krótos), which means “tick” and refers to the shape of the seeds of certain…

Photographs of mosquito larvae by foldscope

Photographs of mosquito larvae (head and last abdominal segment with brush after preparation of permanent slide) collected from Palashani Village under foldscope project by the Research Assistant- Dr. Utpal Dutta and Dr. Imdadur Rahman, Sibsagar College, Assam. PI of the project Dr. Saumar Jyoti Mahanta. The Sivasagar district of Assam is endemic for mosquito borne…

Making Farmers aware of Foldscope on Training Programme at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Tripura, India on 16th August,2018

Workshop on assembly and uses of Foldscope

First one day workshop was conducted in Alipurduar College, West Bengal . Students of Botany , Zoology and Biological sciences were participated. They are so exited.  Everybody is interested to avail the foldscope as it is wonderful study tool.

Tradescantia Spathacea under a foldscope

An image of the leaf of Tradescantia Spathacea under a foldscope at Ekya school J.P.N. Bengaluru . This is a section of the leaf which was placed under the foldscope.   We brought some leaves of this plant from our homes and thought that it would be interesting to observe the leaf under the lens…

Foldscope workshop and research

I visited different labs for foldscope outreach and workshop. Dr. Biman and  Dr. Nitin particularly hel ped me out to explore more for foldscope. Some of the lab pictures are being posted.

Foldscope workshops and outreach

Foldscope workshop at Goa University, Mats University Raipur, IIT Guwahati, and at NEHU Shillong was conducted. I am thankful to Prof. Savita Kerkar, Dr. Amit Dutta, Dr. Biman Bihari Mandal, and Dr. Nitin Sahai for making the event memorable. In out -reach program workshop was conducted and Foldscope were given to their labs for smooth…