Foldscope Workshops

http://bit.ly/FoldscopeACP Team Foldscope & CUE.org Foldscope & CUE.org partnered together at the #CUE19 National Conference in Palm Springs. “CUE inspires innovative learners by fostering community, personalizing learning, infusing technology, developing leadership, and advocating educational opportunities for all.” It was an amazing experience to demonstrate Foldscopes at the #STEAMpunkPlaygroud. Foldscopes fit perfectly into #NGSS & any…

TALCUM POWDERS

Student names:  Shilpashree, Bharathi Kumari College name: CMR National PU College, ITPL Sample names: Neosporin antiseptic powder, Sandalwood talc, Compact powder& White tone face powder. Sample viewed at: CMR National PU College, ITPL Sample collected from: our home Description: Me & my friend were very fascinated to observe different brands of talcum powder under foldscope…

Workshop on Foldscope at Jagadis Bose National Science Talent Search, Kolkata, West Bengal

Jagadis Bose National Science Talent Search (JBNSTS), Kolkata is an autonomous organization, situated at Kolkata, West Bengal. This institution has evolved as a pioneering centre for identifying and nurturing young talented students. A one- day workshop, “Magnify Your Curiosity Explore the Microcosmos” was organised by Department Of Environmental Science, University of Calcutta on 7th March…

From combing your hair to foldscoping…

Hairfall is one of the many things that may happen while you are combing your hair. Some of these hair apparently have a whitish ‘bulb’ at their root portion. I wondered how this would look magnified. Made a slide of it and observed it through foldscope. The foldscope had polarizing filters attached to it and…

Foldscope session and Workshop with Commerce students

College name- CMR National PU college, ITPL Bangalore Samples observed- Wild fly wing and leg, Human hair follicle, chalk powder, cashewnut powder, Walnut powder Samples collected from – CMR National PU college and home Students involved- II PU (Grade 12 ) Commerce students Today Commerce students of grade 12 (II PU) got an opportunity to…

Different Types of Hair

Bleached, White, Black and Brown hair samples were collected from four individuals and observed under Foldscope.

Rheinberg illumination for Foldscope

123 years ago Julius Rheinberg invented a variation of the darkfield microscope by adding color to it. Essentially it involved using various combinations of transparent colored papers set up in a way where diffracted light would be of one color and the direct light falling on the object of another. Typically annular rings are made…

Ammonium dihydrogen phosphate

This molecule is used as a fertilizer. It is also used as a fire extinguisher, a piezoelectric transducer and in children’s crystal growing kits (where I obtained it). I took this photo with polarizing light and then rotated the polarizer to get the next picture.

Dried Milk sample foldscopy

In India, we consume milk after boiling it. I have seen milk generally sticks and dries up on the walls of pan. I have scrapped this dried milk sample after few hours from side of the pan in which milk was boiled. Its texture was just like a thin plastic film. I observed it under…

Cotton stained with methyl orange

COLLEGE NAME : CMR National PU College ITPL Bangalore STUDENT NAME : Afrah, Aditi, Gnanesh, Saruka , Bhoomika, Pavan SPECIMEN NAME : cotton stained with methy Orange SPECIMEN OBSERVED AT: CMR NPUC Bangalore We all participated in a foldscope workshop that was conducted in our college CMR NPUC and observed various specimen. This particular image…

Pencil Shavings

COLLEGE NAME : CMR National PU College ITPL, Bengaluru STUDENT NAMES : Gayatri, Liane , Pragathi, Supritha, Nayan Singh and Charan SPECIMEN OBSERVED : Pencil Shavings SPECIMEN OBSERVED AT : CMR National PU College, Bengaluru We all participated in a foldscope workshop that was conducted in our college, CMR NPUC, Bengaluru and observed various specimen…

Chalk Powder

COLLEGE NAME : CMR National PU College ITPL, Bengaluru STUDENT NAMES : Gayatri, Liane, Pragathi, Supritha, Nayan Singh and Charan SPECIMEN OBSERVED : Chalk powder SPECIMEN OBSERVED AT : CMR National PU College, Bengaluru We all participated in a foldscope workshop that was conducted in our college ,CMR NPUC, Bengaluru and observed various specimen among…

Calcium chloride – polarized

This salt is used to give fireworks their orange colour, as a de-icer, desssicant and in heating pads. Not only is it hygroscopic, taking water from the atmosphere, but it is also deliquescent — absorbing so much water from the atmosphere as to form an aqueous solution. I made this slide with a glass slide…

Foldscope workshop with II PU students

College name: CMR National PU College, ITPL, Bangalore Students involved: II PU (grade 12) A workshop on Foldscope use and research was conducted in our college involving II PU students to develop scientific and research aptitude. The students were divided into groups and were explained about the importance and ease of use of Foldscope. They…

Using Foldscope as tool in class room teaching @GGDSD College, Chandigarh

A class practical on testing the presence of starch in food was performed using Foldscope by students of 6th semester. Requirements: Potato tuber, razor blade, cover slip, water, iodine solution, microscope, blotting paper, foldscope Principle: Iodine reacts with starch and changes its colour to blue-black Procedure: Cut a thin section of a potato tube by…

Twinning of schools programmme was conducted on 27.09.2018 to 02.10.2018 with Christ Senior Secondary school for a period of 6 Days.

Highlights The Principal & teachers of of Christ senior Secondary school gave us a warm welcome and introduced us in the assembly. There we explained about the Foldscope & its uses, Assembly etc…. More than 1000 students benefited. 10 students of our school with Principal Investigator D.Aravindaraja Trained the students of Meghalaya Christ Senior Secondary…

Foldscope demonstration in a village school-2

Foldscope orientation workshop was organized at S. Baldev Singh Govt. senior secondary School, Majatri (SAS Nagar). Use of audio visual aids is rarely done in classrooms in rural setups. Theoretical explanation and videos on foldscopy raised curiosity in the students. This paper microscope really fascinated them, They want to use it on their own. They…

Fibers of soft toy under foldscope

Some fibers got loose from my sister’s teddy when it was washed. I stained them in beet juice and mounted them on a slide to see under foldscope. The fibers were quite clear and distinct.

Foldscope sensitization@ NSS Camp GGDSD COLLEGE

National Service Scheme (NSS) is an Indian government-sponsored public service program conducted by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports of the Government of India. NSS Camp is a special kind of a weeklong camp which is usually organized by the regional NSS Centers once in a year. The camp is planned in such a way that the volunteers are…

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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.