Teacher Training in Yangon, Myanmar

Introducing a new science curriculum to teachers at myME Myanmar Mobile Education Project in Shwe Pyi Thar township in Yangon, Myanmar, including a foldscope workshop. MyME provides non-formal education to children who are working for their livelihood. We are working on a new science education curriculum to teach children basic science through hands-on activities.

Hairs on Mosquitoes?

Caught in Yangon, Myanmar I saw tiny hairs on mosquitoes under foldscope. It is amazing how these tiny “hairs”, setae are covering different parts of the body. Insects generally use setae (sing: seta) to stick to surfaces and for movement. Different kinds of mosquitoes have different lengths and sizes of setae and in different part…

Study of everyday vegetables under foldscope

On a quest to find nice cellular structures with everyday vegetables. I use potato, orange peel, green onion, and shallot here. If anyone knows any vegetable whose cells that are clearly visible under foldscope and any interesting structure, please let me know!