Comparing the starch powder granules and potato

They are amazed when seeing the  granules in  starch (potato). they had a doubt that what we can see in the potato also. They saw the two different granules in starch powder and also in fresh potato.

crystals of potassium dichromate

iam very  curiosity to do this slide because when iam working with chemicals i thought why cant we see the structure of chemicals .then with the help of foldsope i observed the structure of potassium dicromate.  

Water Lilly plant stem ts

I will collect the water lilly plant than i was selected one healthy stem than cut the stem thin section cuttings .After that kept in to safranine solution for stain purposes at 5 mints after stain taken slide stripes place it than observe the under fold scope . I saw holes and small holes sponge…

BIO 60 post 1 Plant water layer

I’ve been growing a plant with it’s water supply in a cup sitting by the plant holder. I replace the water about once a week, and at the seven day mark a clearly more viscous grime layer surfaces. I sampled the water from the top layer and examined it under the foldscope. There were a surprising…

Unknown giant ciliate with colored “vacuole” bodies 

In the same location as last week (Duck pond swamps); Scott, Guillermina and TA’s from Bio60 uncovered a treasure trove of microcorganisms. Here I will list what I have images so far; in a serial fashion.  First up is this beautiful giant ciliate. Over several hours of imaging; it had slowed down its swimming speed…

First attempt at photographing with Foldscope

So here’s my first attempt at photographing pollen from a Snapdragon. What I saw viewing directly through the Foldscope was different from what I could get through the camera lens. It was pretty tricky to get it in focus and I was balancing a lightsource as well since we don’t have the light module attachment…

Di cot stem section cutining

                                           I am taken vadeliya plant stem(Asteraceae family plant) than cut the thin section cuttings put in to safranine for stain purpose few mints than taken placed to on slide observed the foldscope it’s very…

Pollen

With spring right around the corner, I decided to check out some pollen from a rosemary flower. Who knew these little pods could give me such terrible allergies! I found the small striations on the pods to be super interesting – I wonder what purpose they serve? #Bio60

Snail Gut

Our Stanford Bio60 team went on an awesome trip to some ponds near the bay. Along the way, we came across snails of different shapes and sizes. This image of a snail’s gut was taken with the help of Manu Prakash. We noticed these interesting pigmented, petal-shaped cells. Any idea what these are? Thanks for…

Tilia stem (cross section)

A commercially prepared slide (AmScope) containing a cross section of a Tilia stem was imaged by Amani Routte (age 6) in Kigali, Rwanda using a FoldScope that was equipped with a 140x lens, LED light module, and iPhone (5) camera.

Coprimus Mushroom (cross section)

A commercially prepared slide (AmScope) containing a cross section of a coprimus mushroom was imaged by Amani Routte (age 6) in Kigali, Rwanda using a FoldScope that was equipped with a 140x lens, LED light module, and iPhone (5) camera.  Light module and camera were misaligned due to time constraints.

Pumpkin Stem (cross section)

A commercially prepared slide (AmScope) containing a cross section of a pumpkin stem was imaged by Amani Routte (age 6) in Kigali, Rwanda using a FoldScope that was equipped with a 140x lens, LED light module, and iPhone (5) camera.  Light module and camera were misaligned due to time constraints.  

Beetle larva?

Here’s another cutie from my trip to Baylands Preserve in Palo Alto, CA, USA.  Looks like it may be a beetle larva? It’s about 2 mm long, with little legs on its thoracic segments.  Looks hungry! #bio60

Diatoms? at bay lands marsh

This was taken from one of the muddy pools of brackish water at the baylands today. Is the thing in the center a diatom?  Thanks!   #Bio60      

Brackish marsh in Palo Alto, CA, USA

  I visited the Baylands Preserve in Palo Alto today, with a group led by Manu Prakash. We found all kinds of cool critters in the mud and water, but my favorite spot was a sulfurous little puddle next to a sign for the Harriet Mundy marsh. In every drop there were multitudes of frolicking…

Worm from Pinnacles NP, California, USA

I imaged this cool little worm, which I found in some water collected from Pinnacles NP by Dr. Martha Cyert. I’m no wormologist, but based on the segmentation and biramous parapodia, it may be a polychaete. Like this (though mine was much smaller, only ~1 mm in length): Thanks to Manu Prakash for making these…

Organisms grown on Agar Brain

Hi everyone its interesting  finding that our children have prepared the Brain gel to study the brain structure, bending curves, softness and some more characters. They have kept the molded brain gel like that. Interestingly 2 days after they have got a fungus grown on the agar brain. students were surprised to see the fungus/ bacteria…

Ovary of Hibiscus rojasinesis plant

  Student{Mr. Praveen,7th class}  from  ZPHS gudupalli were very interested  to see the ovary of Hibiscus plant. it was very amazing to observe the ovules ,locules and vascular bundles.

chlorophyll observed in Guava leaf

students from 9th class were eager to learn chlorophyll structure and stomata cells . they prepared the slide and observed under the foldscope.

T.S. Of Black board Duster

When the students came to lab when they saw plant of tridax, they asked that with the help of tridax we are rubbing the slates and black board, but we didn’t saw how the internal stem look like? With the help of fold scope can you show me how it looks.

petal of hibiscuses plant

I had collected hibiscus flower petals.I placed little bit of petal on the slide and observed under foldscope.it is a wonder to me.because this is my first  experience of using foldscope thank you u sir.

Moong dal granules

I was interested to see the granules in pulses. I added iodine to the moong dal paste. then placed a drop of solution on the slide and focused under foldscope.i can see the the oval shape granules.