Foldscope Demonstration to School Students

Higher secondary school students from ‘Santosh Vidyalaya Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Tambaram East, , Chennai, Tamil Nadu’ visited our laboratory on 07th Jan, 2019. We demonstrated the assembly and use of foldscope microscope to students. Students excited on seeing the foldscope microscope. Students enjoyed the live documentation and digitalization of various samples.

Foldscope Demonstration to School Students

Higher secondary school students from ‘P.A.K. Palanisamy Higher Secondary School, Old Washermenpet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu’ visited our laboratory on 07th Jan, 2019. We demonstrated the assembly and use of foldscope microscope to students. Students excited on seeing the foldscope microscope. Students enjoyed the live documentation of various samples.

Paramecium

Unicellular protozoan commonly called as Slipper Animal

Euglena

Single celled protozoan with a flagellum

Fungi everywhere -3

Sample 3 is of dried cake of Henna paste. Henna powder is applied as a natural dye to greying hair in our country (India). The powder is soaked overnight and then applied on hair. Somehow my friend did not get time to apply it and the paste dried up. When she noticed it after 3-4…

Fungi everywhere -2

Sample -2 is of juice, which we normally relish at juice corners roadside. But never have seen whether the vendor washed the utensils or the juicer. The old juice left in the jar normally starts to ferment within a few hours. You can see the thick sporangia isolated from beet and carrot juice left overnight…

LARGE CARDAMOM RUST

The section showing rust spores under foldscope from leaves of large cardamom from, ICAR-NOFRI, Sikkim

RUST IN CARDAMOM

The section showing cardamom rust spores caused by Phakospora elettaria  observed under foldscope from ICAR-NOFRI, Sikkim

Fungi everywhere

Fungi are the organisms that can find a place to grow anywhere. They can cause rotting of fruits, vegetables or juices. I have now starting exploring all such substrates that are suitable for fungal growth. Sample -1 is from a juice corner, where I could spot roughage being thrown as waste serving as an easy…

Planktons of Sabarmati river, Ahmedabad through foldscope

Sabarmati water was collected from the river front from different sites. One of the areas that had planktonic growth was strained through the mesh and sample fixed on a slide to view through the foldscope to find some mobility of planktons that is being shared with the community. Please help identify the organism……. Sample -1…