Two day workshop on Foldscope @ GGDSD College

We are indebted to students for their efforts  and inputs to the foldscope training workshop to make it happen just after finishing their mid semester exams, and dispersing for a short break. In the series of workshops conducted under foldscope project, A two day workshop was held @ GGDSD College Chandigarh on 9th – 10th…

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…

#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…

Hands On Training Session @ggdsd college

In the series of workshop conducted under foldscope project, Hands on training was imparted to undergraduate science students. Students have prepared different slides using Lily and mango leaves  and observed with foldscope. Mango leaf epidermal peel slide prepared by one of the student. This session was conducted on 25th Aug. and ended with a sweet note…

2 day-Foldscope Workshop@GGDSD College

In the series of workshops conducted under foldscope project, another two day workshop was held @ GGDSD College Chandigarh on 20-21st Aug. 2018. Students were made aware about foldscope, its assembly and practical utility was demonstrated on first day. During the two day workshop students got an opportunity to learn about the concept of a foldable…

Demonstration of Foldscope to KV teachers at GGDSD College

An interaction with a group of 40 teachers of Kendriya Vidyalayas was organized at GGDSD College, Chandigarh, as part of In-service course organized by (Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan Zonal Institute of Education & Training ,Chandigarh),  It was outcome of combined efforts of training associate (Biology)-KVSZIET , Mr. S. P Singh and team foldscope@ GGDSD. Participating Teachers…

Blessed Green Backdrop of Punjab Fields

A drive was planned near the tricity to various Punjab fields during the monsoon yesterday. It was found most fields turned into pools of water to support the kharif paddy crop in the  month of Savan (mid July to mid August). We have collected samples from the fields and foldscope it. In Microflora of fields…

small insects in nuts

A Bottle of nuts was left unattended by me for few days. when I opened its lid, it was full of tiny insects I just picked one of it and foldscoped it. The pest was about 3-4 mm long and has a brown, flat body.                      …

Frog Blood Smear

Frog Blood Smear-This slide was in our foldscope kit, which I explained to a group of young school students who were very excited to see frog blood cells on the mobile phone and we captured few images. The large number of elliptical RBCs with a well defined nucleus. Fewer white blood cells scattered  with purple…

Student’s foldscope explorations

Students efforts and inputs made our workshop at GGDSD College a success. On the 2nd day of the workshop students learnt to register and create their IDs on microcosmos foldscope site. They are using it, is being reflected as they had started sharing their experiences on it. Many students Parul SD1, Shubhangi_SD3, Rahul_SD13, Mamta_SD14, Dipti_SD5,…

2nd FoldscopeTraining Workshop @GGDSD College

We are grateful to students for their time and inputs to the 2nd foldscope training workshop to make it happen even in the scorching heat of June that too in the vacations. It was held at Department of Botany, GGDSD College Chandigarh.  Though group was highly diverse but it was an ice breaking session for…

Student Findings at workshop

After assembling foldscopes, though initially students were a little skeptical about the working of foldscope, but they were overwhelmed when they observed their slides and clicked the pictures on their mobile phones. I am posting few of the pictures taken by them in  workshop at GGDSD College, Chandigarh

Foldscope Training Workshop

Foldscope training Workshop @ SD College Chandigarh INDIA Foldscope Assembling instructions learning to assemble Foldscope Assembling foldscope with help from assembly tutorials students assembling foldscope on their own viewing samples in natural light learning to capture images on mobile phone Really find it interesting

Thymus histology

Cortex and medulla of thymus Enlarged view of thymus Enlarged view of thymus

First session with Foldscope

Reposting my first post as initially I have attached a MS word file. It was a great honor to be selected by Foldscope team for use of Foldscopes as a teaching and educational tool. The orientation workshop at ICGEB, New Delhi on 16th April, 2018 gave us an opportunity to interact with our N-E twining…