Fungus-infected aphid

Aphids brush against microscopic spores and they are killed by secondary infection of fungus.

Various parts of neuropteran larva

The larvae are specialised predators with elongated mandibles adapted for piercing and sucking. They feed on aphids and other pest insects and have been used for biological control.

#IndiaFoldscopePhase1- Poster presentation on Foldscope

With an objective to make the students understand the assembly and usage of foldscope, students were asked to prepare posters and present their posters before other students. Here are the students observations and opinions

#IndiaFoldscopePhase1- Foldscope Orientation Workshop-10

Happy to share that my students are getting ready to orient school students about the usage of foldscope. One of my student Chinnari doing an extension activity on Foldscope usage for Government School kids at Takkellapadu in Guntur district on 11.09.2018. The students were really excited and observed the street food , panipuri water under…

Movement of Tetranychus urticae observed under foldscope

  Tetranychus urticae, commonly known as two-spotted spider mite is a plant feeding mite considered as a major pest of many crops all over the world. It sucks the sap from the leaves and causes severe yellowing which leads to ultimate death of the plant.

#indiafoldscopephase1 Lecture series 2

  Lecture series 2 Another batch of TGT from state government of Madhya Pradesh attended orientation program at DEK NCERT New Delhi… 28 Teachers / Teacher educators amazed to see.. Hands on activity using foldscope.. They enjoyed ncert lab manual activity using foldscope for classes 6 to 8 and classes 9to 10…they were happy and…

Foldscope Workshop

A workshop conducted in a government higher secondary school in the urban area of Ujjain. The student of class 9th and 10th have participated in this workshop and a various slide was observed during this session, the workshop is conducted by the Department of Paediatric of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Nature walk to Botanical garden

As a part of series of workshops and visits under DBT sponsored project on Using Foldscope as a teaching and educational tool.  A group of around 50 Students of GGDSD College, Chandigarh visited the P. N Mehra Botanical Garden, situated in the P.U. Campus on 13th Sep 2018. The visit was organized to study the…

Classroom practical with foldscope -Testing Foods for Starch

A simple activity to make science learning interesting and easy was performed by the students in their practical class today. When iodine solution is mixed with starch,  it turns from brown to dark blue or blue-black. This is a simple test to show whether food contains starch. Thin walled cells of many fruits, seeds and…

Foldscope demonstration

students of one of the sections of  class x were so excited, they all want to get their own foldscope

Mosquito wings

The wings of mosquito are observed in a Foldscope from Department of Paediatric and Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain 

#IndiaFoldscopePhase1- Foldscope Orientation Workshop-9 for students of Social Welfare Girls  Hostel, Raja Gardens, Guntur

Foldscope orientation workshop was conducted for 9th and 10th class students of Social Welfare Girls  Hostel, Raja Gardens, Guntur at Department of Zoology, Government College for Women(A), Guntur. More than 50 students who stays in the hostel participated in the workshop. The students were so excited to see plant cell ( Onion peel) and Animal cell (cheek…

Foldscope workshop

Photo clicked during workshop on EXPLORATION OF MINUSCULE WORLD THROUGH FOLDSCOPE at indira gandhi high school , amravati,maha, IndiaOn 7 sept 2018

Foldscope workshop

Photo clicked during workshop on MINUSCULE WORLD THROUGH FOLDSCOPE at indira gandhi highschool, amravati , maha, India On 7 sept 2018

#Leeuwenhoek Day History

It was  Leeuwenhoek Day on September 7 Though we @ GGDSD came to know about this day through microcosmos only, and then tried to make students aware  about it. Anton van Leeuwenhoek (1632–1723) is credited with bringing the microscope to the attention of biologists.  He is best known for his work on the improvement of…

Remembring Sir Leeuwenhoek on this day

It was a great day @GGDSD College, Chandigarh (India). The students were apprised of the contributions of Sir Antony Van Leeuwenhoek – the famous Dutch microscopist, who observed the bacteria and protozoa under a simple microscope invented by him. An owner of textile business and without any formal education in science, it is a great…