Determination of leaf pigments by using UV-Visible Spectroscopy and leaf structures of Medicinal Plants by using Folds-cope: An Innovative Research Tools.

Leaf pigment content provides a valuable information about the physiological performance of leaves. We have determined pigments in the leaves of Ficus religiosa (Peepal), Azadirachta Indica (Neem) and Ocimum tenuiflorum (Tulsi) by using UV-Visible spectroscopy and leaf structures of two medicinal plants (Tinospora cordifolia, Origanum majorana) with folds-cope. The images have been taken by connecting…

Foldscope for all #indiafoldscopephase1

Dr. Aruna Mohan ..SCIENCE TEACHER and Resource Persons for development of NCERT Science kits, Video Audio Guide ...learning how to use Foldscope Miss Neema Bisht JRF from ICGEB and Dr Aruna Mohan excited to see enhanced  image resolution of Foldscope after connection with smart phone Professor Dinesh Kumar, Professor RK Parashar, Professor Sunita Farakya ,...

Soil particles

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Spider silk

Spider silk; just a few fundamentals. Nature endowed most spiders (Arachnids) with a complex array of glands to produce several different silk  fibers. Some spiders have up to 7 glands to meet their lifecycle needs. There are generally fibers for trapping food, for making a trapeze on which to spin radial strands, spiral strands, sticky…

Fibers from nature -4 (Amazing Weaving seen on Tulsi leaf)

I visited my friends’ place last Sunday. There I saw some wooly growth on leaves of tulsi. I plucked the leaves and brought them home to see the wooly thing under foldscope. I was surprised to observe silk like fibres strongly entangled in a criss-cross manner. I pierced through the wooly growth and I was…

Fibers from nature – Dietary fiber from orange peel

Oranges are a rich source of vitamin C and also provide potassium is well known. Besides they are a good source of fibers too. A large proportion of the fiber material in peeled orange is insoluble fiber. Insoluble fiber helps in regulating bowel movement and is found in the peel part. The soluble fiber is…

silk fabric fiber

brief look at silk Silk was dug up in  8,500 year old Chinese tombs.  In  3630 BC  silk fabric was used at the YangShao Neolithic(5000 BCE -3000 BCE) culture site excavated in 1921 in Henan province.  Silk was rugged and withstood ravages of time due to material properties. We owe the process of making fabric and…

Rice weevil in foldscope

Photo clicked during workshop on " EXPLORATION OF MINUSCULE WORLD THROUGH FOLDSCOPE" on 23rd sept 2018 at 'Prashnachinh' adivashi aashram school , mangrool (chavhala) dis. Amravati, maha,India conducted by std of bsc 3rd yr , shivaji science college, amravati, guided by Dr. Khedkar sir , dept. Of botanyInto the foldscope the common rice weevil look...

Aspergillus nigur (fungi)

Photo clicked during workshop on "EXPLORATION OF MINUSCULE WORLD THROUGH FOLDSCOPE" held on 23rd sept 2018 at "prashnachinh" adivashi aashram school, amravati , maharashtra, India by std of bsc 3rd yr of shivaji science college amravati, maha, india guided by: Dr khedakar sir , dept of botanyAspergillus nigus is the type of fungus of division...

Nylon thread

Nylon thread of pouch in which foldscope was recieved

Sugar on slide

Sugar solution was dried on slide and viewed under foldscope

Twinning with CMRIT Bangalore and viewing magnetic nanoparticles

College name : CMR Natiinal PU College, ITPL, Bangalore Twinning with CMRIT Bangalore Students of CMR National PU college visited CMRIT to observe magnetic nanoparticles under foldscope. Students observed nanoparticles of FeSO4 under foldscope and had an amazing experience of observing the behavior of magnetic nanoparticles in water in presence of magnet.  

Twinning with CMRIT and observation of magnetic nanoparticles under foldscope

College name : CMR National PU college, ITPL campus, Bangalore Twinning with CMRIT for observation of magnetic nanoparticles using foldscope Students of CMR National PU college ITPL had an opportunity to observe magnetic nanoparticles under foldscope. They were fascinated to see the magnetic properties of particles of FeSO4 as it moved towards the magnet even…

Wasp nest

Often seen as pests, wasps have an important role in pollination (especially figs) and can be used for biocontrol. Social wasps make their paper-like nests out of broken down pieces of wood and other material. Here I have the images of a nest with plane and cross-polarized light.

Visit to the Nanosciences Department at IISC Bangalore

Name of College : CMR National PU college, ITPL, Bangalore Students: I and  II PUC   Our  I and II PUC students visited the Nanosciences Department at IISC Bangalore and interacted with the researchers about different types of on going projects on nano materials. They also collected biological samples from the IISC Campus for viewing…

#indiafoldscopephase1 : Foldscope Workshop for KRPs

Four days orientation program on preparation and use of Science kits for Key Resource Persons (KRPs) belonging to SC/ST dominated areas of State Government of Madhya Pradesh was organized in Division of Educational Kits(DEK), National Council of Educational Research and Training(NCERT), Sri Aurobindo Marg , New Delhi 110016 during the period 21 May 2018 to…

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…

Cornflour under foldscope

College : CMR National PU college ,Bangalore Student :Jasmine kaur Item observed : Cornflour Description: We observed various nanomaterials used in our day -to -day life ,one of them being cornflour . The particles of cornflour are clearly visible .