Copepods at Lake Lagunita on a Rainy Day

Today Manu Prakash showed us where to look for interesting microbial action.  He also shared  some tips on using the foldscope.  This sample was collected from Lake Lagunita and the movie was taken by Manu. Enjoy!  

Feature of a Pigeon Feather

Colour differs but it looks like same pattern in foldscope. Feathers grow epidermal growth that form the distinctive outer covering plumage on birds.

Antennae of Dragonfly

Pouch like, with a lateral bristle. Capitate antennae are abruptly clubbed at the end.  

Wings of Dragonfly

Dragonflies are heavy – bodied, strong flying  insects that hold their wings horizontally both in flight and at rest. It looks like a football.    

Legs of Dragonfly

A dragonfly has 6 joined legs and so classified under the phylum Arthropoda. Dragonflies are usually found around lakes, ponds, streams and Wetlands.      

Petal of Hibiscus

The leaves are alternate ovate to lanceolate, after  with a toothed. The flowers are large, trumpet –  shaped, with five petals its colour dark pink and   from 4 – 18 cm broad.      

Pollen ropes

I made a surprising discovery while eating dinner today. My mom mounted some flowers on the dinner table; which she had plucked from the street. They are beautiful – and although everyone is eating dinner, I can’t focus on my food since something is bothering me about this flower. See for yourself!!  You see the…

Clothes from Colorful fibers

We all were colorful clothes everyday. We are focusing on color, design, quality and variety. But we never seen about the fibers in it directly. Here i have explored with few types of clothes like  polyester, Cotton, nylon etc…

observation of fungus

iam collect the coconut  and observed the fungus under foldscope is very amazing.

pond miracle

Students from  ZPHS. Dandikuppam  and i visited  the pond ecosystem. one of the student Mr. Manoj  was interested to see the Aerenchyma  tissues presented in the Lotus stem. He taken Transverse section of stem and Observed under the Fold scope. After his  experience under the fold scope he felt very enthusiasm and thank full for…

stages of MEIOSIS in Allium cepa flower bud

When i am doing cooking with onion  flower .i saw some thing inside the flower .I thought why we cant see the cell division inside the flower  by using fold scope. then i took the fold scope to my home and i observed the cell division i.e MEIOSIS stages & even my family were observed…

Crystals Under foldscope

While taking a session on crystallization , we got a thought to have a look at crystals through fold scope. We observed Ammonium dichromate, Potassium dichromate, copper sulphate and potassium permagnate    

Anaphase I Meiosis stages in Allium cepa flower buds

I saw Anaphase I Meiosis stages in Allium cepa  flower buds in foldscope. This is the first time observing under the foldscope and it is really thrilled and fasinating experience for me to see the stages under foldscope.

Foldscope Workshop for Educators

Merging of Art and Science. Workshop attendees learn about the Foldscope and how to use it. Each person is encouraged to collect specimens that interest them to view under the Foldscope and complete an acrylic abstract painting of their findings. My favorite thing is to see the collaboration between the students and to hear the…

Thank you Prof. Manu Prakash

Hi Prof. Manu Prakash, I am so excited to have  Foldscope and I want to THANK YOU for offering me. Thank you. Truly, Joseph Mappilacherry

పత్రంలోని పత్రరంద్రాలు పరిశీలించడం

ఈ రోజు మేము గోవేర్నమేంట్ స్కూల్ నుండి బయో డిస్కవరీ ల్యాబ్ కు వచ్చాము .ఇక్కడ వచ్చిన తర్వాత మేము ఫోల్డ్ మైక్రోస్కోప్ తీసుకొని దానిలో క్రోటన్ మొక్క లోని ఆకును తీసుకొని కొద్దిగా కత్తిరించి స్లయిడ్ లో పెట్టి చూసాను .నాకు చాల బాగా పత్రరంద్రాలు చాల బాగా కనిపించింది.నేను ఇలా చూడడం మొదటిసారి.చిన్న మైక్రోస్కోపులో చూడడం బాగా నచ్చింది .

pollen grains in tridax plant

The flower of the  Tridax plant looks very small .when we go inside of the flower it looks very very small that is pollen grains . if go under the foldscope the pollen grain looks micro and many. that is the curiosity makes by foldscope.    

miracle of the flower

         The miracle of the flower can be seen through this post. those are the pollen grains  of Hibiscus plant. we can see the pollen tube also which is attached to      pollen grains .it play a role in the pollination .

Not a planet,just a part of a plant🌿 Glucose Stalk of cumin🌱 Vicks piece

kesar ki jawani

kesar ka dum!!! i made a slide of kesar we all know that kesar is so small but what u see above is a kesar so i placed it in foldscope i observed it like a red streak of blood

stamens of riccinus communis

i made a slit by placing a stamen of riccinus communis and viewed under foldscope,i could observe pollen of it but really it was so amazing to see such thing marvellous!!
onced i plucked a flower it was so attracting.so i just took the petal of that flower and viewed under foldscope. i observed so many pores on it and it was so bright and etc..nature is always a nature!!!!

talcum powder

i made a slit of talcum powder and placed it under the foldscope it was like crystalls