Stomata and Guard Cells

I have observed the outer epidermis of a leaf and the skin of a pea pod under my Foldscope. The samples were taken at different times of the day, and we can see both closed and open stomata, depending on when they were taken. Closed Stomata This is a leaf peel from a rhoeo (Tradescantia…

Onion Cells

An onion peel is typically one of the first samples viewed when introduced to school-level microscopy. Here are images of an onion skin under my Foldscope. The cells are seen very distinctly and have a three-dimensional appearance.

Katie Z.

This is a picture of my hair.

fly wings

this is a sample of a wings but i do not know what type of fly it was .

On my terrace, between my plants!

Hey foldscopers! This is Arya. Sorry for not letting you know something new from long time. But today I am going to share with you all some things in detail. It might be interesting in the start but the last part of it is most amazing one. So stay there till the end So, what…

SCOBY!

SCOBY is otherwise known as Symbiotic Culture of Yeast! I made SCOBY at home with a fraction of live SCOBY I was provided by a lab and live kombucha. It was my first time making it so I didn't know what to expect but after 6 weeks I had a large SCOBY and was able...

Petals, hairs, and spikes — oh my!

For this assignment, I headed over to my local greenbelt to get a closer look at the plethora of plants there.  I’m really interested in materials science, so I wanted to investigate the microscopic differences of plant textures and forms — essentially, what features contribute to a plant’s structure/appearance? I tried to pick a variety…

Baby Roses, Under Scope

Bouquets are classic, a staple of the post-performance flock to the stage, of the post-graduation family swarm. In my case, they accompanied a tray of cupcakes and a homemade card on my twenty first birthday. In addition to the huge red and peach-colored blooms, however, my eyes alighted upon the tiny, elegant white sprays of…

Jewels of a Messy Kitchen

I conducted this project as part of Professor Pringle’s EEB321 class at Princeton University. There’s not much to see in my apartment. My bedroom window is up against the wall of the building next door, and so are the windows in the living room and kitchen. Without much around to provide inspiration, and trying to…

What’s in What we Eat?

I conducted this project as part of Professor Pringle’s EEB321 class at Princeton University. I’ve always loved cooking. Ever since I was a young boy, I’ve always watched my grandma cook her special spaghetti Bolognese, I’ve tagged along when my mom stirred up some oxtail, and I’ve closely observed when my dad made his special…

Mel’s first post ya dig

Just a pic of the lent from my fuzzy gray socks This a pic of my dog's hair from the top of his head, his name is Winky by the way. A pic from a sunflower petal.

DUST PARTICLES

I found these dust particles in my room. On my windowsill. The dust particles look like ropes. The texture is rough. I know it’s non living because there is no nucleus or cell membrane. They are irregular shapes as well. For my hypothesis I predict that inside of the dust is bacteria, debris, and mold….

The Ecology of Face Coverings

I conducted this project as part of Professor Pringle’s EEB321 class at Princeton University. As COVID-19 coasts into its long-anticipated third wave, I’d say that, by now, I’ve become well-acquainted with the diversity of face coverings on the market. In my beloved minivan, I’ve stowed a box of cotton masks in the glovebox, and on…