Introducing Other Teachers to Foldscopes!

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Volvox from a pond near school.

video using foldscope, observing local pond water

Our set up for using the foldscopes in our teacher training class for local ecology.
Our set up for using the foldscopes in our teacher training class for local ecology.

 

Using a foldscope to observe local pond water.
Using a foldscope to observe local pond water.
We made homemade well slides out of acetate sheets and hot glue.
We made homemade well slides out of acetate sheets and hot glue.

After bringing the foldscopes to the teacher training class the professor wanted to keep my foldscope – Umm, NO!

Everyone quickly agreed how useful the foldscopes would be when taking students out into the field for observations.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Manu Prakash says:

    Wonderful to read this. It’s crucial to carry it around with you and make observations. But most important – sharing those observations truly enables you and everyone else to appreciate what you have right in front of you.

    That image of algae looks like a Volvox. @Laks could confirm that. I have never seen a Volvox in my wild samples; so I am already jealous of the sample. Where did you find it?

    Cheers
    Manu

  2. laksiyer says:

    Yes that is Volvox or a related globe alga.. It would be great if you could follow its life cycle. fascinating guys.

  3. Babette says:

    The volvox came from the pond on campus – Virginia Beach, VA

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