What is in your slime?

Slime particles under Foldscope 5th Grade Student Work A week ago I started a Foldscope Club for 5th-7th Graders.  I told them to be curious explorers and come see me at recess if they had questions or needed help making slides.   After the weekend a very disappointed girl came to my classroom and said she…

Cellulose Insulation

Cellulose is treated with boric acid to make household insulation.  Here is a picture with plane polarized light.

Cellulose Insulation – Darkfield

Cellulose, treated with boric acid, is often used as housing insulation. Here is a picture with tangential illumination, creating a dark field effect.

Foldscope workshop for primary children at Temrubahar village, Rajaborari

Foldscope workshop was organized for primary school children at Mogradhana village with the following objectives: To expose them to the usage of foldscope for observing microbes, bacteria, and fungus which were mounted on slides acquired from the hands, mouth, water, feet, and clothes of the individual. Hindi Leaflets were distributed which contain information on hygienic…

Trying out a new light source for our foldoscopes!

I’ve loved my Foldscope, using it with the small magnifying light source as well as holding it up to the natural light. However I wanted to find another lightsource that would be: 1. battery operated 2. dimmable (and not too bright for your eyes) 3. fairly cheap, yet easy to find (!) This past week…

What’s this? (Hint: It’s a vegetable.)

We did a Foldscope workshop in Yokohama, Japan. A 12 year old girl brought a sample from her kitchen. What do you think this is? 横浜でフォールドスコープのワークショップを開催しました。 12歳(小学6年生)の女の子が、キッチンからサンプルをもってきてくれましたよ! これは何でしょう? ヒントは、野菜です。 The answer is… celery! セロリ でした! Thank you! Sayaka

Unknown Algal Specimen from Loktak Lake, Manipur

Student Name: Anjali Manoj College/School: CMR National PU College, ITPL, Bangalore. Specimen: Unknown specimen of Kingdom Plantae Division Thallophyta Specimen collected from: Shell of snail found at Loktak Lake, Manipur  on 2nd December, 2018 Specimen observed at:  CMR National PU College at ITPL, Bangalore on 6th December, 2018


Science! true daughter of Old Time thou art!  Who alterest all things with thy peering eyes.  Why preyest thou thus upon the poet’s heart,  Vulture, whose wings are dull realities?  How should he love thee? or how deem thee wise,  Who wouldst not leave him in his wandering  To seek for treasure in the jewelled…


Although Lakes International School already succeeded in promoting the use of foldscope till the standard 8th but On 4TH DECEMBER,  2018 I.e, on Tuesday Lakes International School,  Bhimtal organized a Workshop for the students of the school and also of the schools in the locality like GGIC, GIC,  KENDRA VIDYALAYA;etc. The program took the form…

Hygiene workshop for secondary school boys, REI school, Agra

It is important to maintain personal hygiene to protect oneself from diseases and remain healthy. Awareness campaign on personal hygiene was conducted in secondary school, Agra. A total of 143 students from class 6 to class 8 participated in the workshop. Samples from hands, mouth, feet, unwashed clothes, hair, nails and drinking water were collected….

Fabrics under foldscope

We used foldscope to view the structure of fabric and interestingly a single strand of fabric seemed like a complex structure under the foldscope. Through foldscope we can observe how clean and unclean fabrics look at microscopic level. We have created slides of clean synthetic fabric and unwashed synthetic fabric and viewed them under foldscope….

Foldscope workshop for undergraduate students

In Dayalbagh Educational Institute, we have a compulsory half-course to be taken up by first year undergraduate students. The half-course is an interdisciplinary course, which can be opted from any other department other than your own. Foldscope workshop was conducted in the Environmental Sciences class which is a half-course attended by students from a wide…

T.S. of petiole of leaf sample

T.S. of petiole of leaf of peepal, somple collected from ICAR, Umiam, Meghalaya under twinning programme with North-east region.

Workshop Arranged and Demonstration done in an Exemplary way

LAKES INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL,  BHIMTAL  again arranged an interactive session regarding the Foldscope.  The Enthusiasm and excitement is ascalating among the students. Today, we had this prodigious opportunity to demonstrate the students who never ever knew the Foldscope or its usage and never had Access to it. They were  seen delighted,  Sunny, glowing and beatific.  Well,…