Tutorial: Surface imaging using Foldscope – ice formation

I want to start the year with new year spirit. Ice crystals. It’s -26C here; yes – you read it right. Most people are enjoying the fact that it’s colder in Montreal than Antarctica. Something we should be worried about; but that’s for another day. Basic foldscope can be used for surface imaging on translucent…

Amethyst

Amethyst is variety of quartz with hues of violet and purple. Mostly found in Brazil and Uruguay, amethyst often has crystal growth patterns. Fun fact:¬†Amethyst will fade when left in the sunlight & when heated in high temperatures, amethyst will turn yellow/orange. To prepare this sample, I crushed a small piece of amethyst with a…

GRANULATED SUGAR

    I examine ”granulated sugar.” I saw this beautiful crystals. It was an exciting experiment for me. by: Yaren Sancak