Folscope Presentation Wins 1st Place in the Louisiana STEM Expo!!

Our school competed at this year’s Louisiana STEM Expo.  Our presentation of foldscope and its many applications for use got loads of attention!  We were even invited to present to the Louisiana State Board of Elementary & Secondary Education (BESE) to explain how this technology can be used in public & private schools across the…

Pollen Group

l Pollen we collected while on a nature walk gathering samples.  Amazing to be able to view microscopic samples so quickly with out going back to the classroom! Our school will be competing in the Louisiana Stem Expo next week our class has been practicing the technique of “Camera Lucida”. We plan on demonstrating this…

Colony of Rotifers

My class mates and I found what we think may be a family of rotifers! This was a wet soil sample that we brought in to camp. We are curious,  are these rotifer mating or feeding? Thanks! Torion    

Possible Amoeba

Found this when veiwing one of our student’s samples of pond water. It looks to be an amoeba of sorts. We are in Baton Rouge Louisiana, and last year the city and surrounding areas initiated a chlorine burn of the city water system due to naegleria fowleri “brain eating amoeba”, that was found in drinking…

Star type Organism

We found this in a sample of pond water.  Our students tried to look it up to no avail.  We believe it could be some type of hydrazoa.  If anyone can help identify, we would appreciate it.  

Won Grand Prize at Louisiana STEM Expo

Our students talked about the various discoveries while exploring at school and home and were able to show documentation through pictures, video and field notes.  Many of the judges were very impressed and and expressed that this was the first project of its type they have seen.  Although we started our exploration in hopes we…