Nanomaterials- Mustard flakes under foldscope

College- CMR National PU college, ITPL, Bangalore Sample observed- Mustard flakes from Pickle masala, obtained from home Sample observed- at CMR National PU college, on 20/5/19 by Kruti Pandya Research using foldscope has always been very motivating for students to know more and has led them to observe anything and everything under the sun using…

Making Slides in Your Spring Gardens

The goal of Foldscoping these spring flowers was to experiment with the most accessible and easy to use tools to gather samples. I am forever amazed by this world of the microcosms! I am even more amazed that a paper microscope, tape, a paper slide & my iPad & cell phone can capture these images.

The Pocket Microscope

Outreach Programme on University of Kalyani Campus Between 7th and 9th of February 2019, University of Kalyani, West Bengal, conducted an Academic Festival 2019 for the first time on campus where academic stalls were raised from each Department of the University. Dr. Ekramul Islam along with his scholars was privileged to conduct an outreach programme…

Outreach programme on “A PORTABLE & POCKET FRIENDLY MICROSCOPE”

The PI of Foldscope project, Dr. Ekramul Islam, Assistant professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Kalyani, had organized an Outreach Programme on 28th January, 2019 at Pirijpur Hamidannesa Vidyapith, Dakshin Rasulpur, Arambagh, Hooghly, West Bengal. The students were from the remote villages of the area with hardly any knowledge or access to microscope or microbial…

Outreach programme on ‘The Pocket Microscope’

An outreach programme was organized by Dr. Ekramul Islam, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Kalyani, on 19th January, 2019 at B11/12 Kalyani, Nadia, West Bengal. All the participants came from different local school. A brief demonstration was given about assembling of Foldscope and sample preparation for viewing under Foldscope. Hands on training was…

Foldscope Workshops

http://bit.ly/FoldscopeACP Team Foldscope & CUE.org Foldscope & CUE.org partnered together at the #CUE19 National Conference in Palm Springs. “CUE inspires innovative learners by fostering community, personalizing learning, infusing technology, developing leadership, and advocating educational opportunities for all.” It was an amazing experience to demonstrate Foldscopes at the #STEAMpunkPlaygroud. Foldscopes fit perfectly into #NGSS & any…

TALCUM POWDERS

Student names:  Shilpashree, Bharathi Kumari College name: CMR National PU College, ITPL Sample names: Neosporin antiseptic powder, Sandalwood talc, Compact powder& White tone face powder. Sample viewed at: CMR National PU College, ITPL Sample collected from: our home Description: Me & my friend were very fascinated to observe different brands of talcum powder under foldscope…

Workshop on Foldscope at Jagadis Bose National Science Talent Search, Kolkata, West Bengal

Jagadis Bose National Science Talent Search (JBNSTS), Kolkata is an autonomous organization, situated at Kolkata, West Bengal. This institution has evolved as a pioneering centre for identifying and nurturing young talented students. A one- day workshop, “Magnify Your Curiosity Explore the Microcosmos” was organised by Department Of Environmental Science, University of Calcutta on 7th March…

From combing your hair to foldscoping…

Hairfall is one of the many things that may happen while you are combing your hair. Some of these hair apparently have a whitish ‘bulb’ at their root portion. I wondered how this would look magnified. Made a slide of it and observed it through foldscope. The foldscope had polarizing filters attached to it and…

Foldscope session and Workshop with Commerce students

College name- CMR National PU college, ITPL Bangalore Samples observed- Wild fly wing and leg, Human hair follicle, chalk powder, cashewnut powder, Walnut powder Samples collected from – CMR National PU college and home Students involved- II PU (Grade 12 ) Commerce students Today Commerce students of grade 12 (II PU) got an opportunity to…

Different Types of Hair

Bleached, White, Black and Brown hair samples were collected from four individuals and observed under Foldscope.

Rheinberg illumination for Foldscope

123 years ago Julius Rheinberg invented a variation of the darkfield microscope by adding color to it. Essentially it involved using various combinations of transparent colored papers set up in a way where diffracted light would be of one color and the direct light falling on the object of another. Typically annular rings are made…

Ammonium dihydrogen phosphate

This molecule is used as a fertilizer. It is also used as a fire extinguisher, a piezoelectric transducer and in children’s crystal growing kits (where I obtained it). I took this photo with polarizing light and then rotated the polarizer to get the next picture.

Dried Milk sample foldscopy

In India, we consume milk after boiling it. I have seen milk generally sticks and dries up on the walls of pan. I have scrapped this dried milk sample after few hours from side of the pan in which milk was boiled. Its texture was just like a thin plastic film. I observed it under…

Cotton stained with methyl orange

COLLEGE NAME : CMR National PU College ITPL Bangalore STUDENT NAME : Afrah, Aditi, Gnanesh, Saruka , Bhoomika, Pavan SPECIMEN NAME : cotton stained with methy Orange SPECIMEN OBSERVED AT: CMR NPUC Bangalore We all participated in a foldscope workshop that was conducted in our college CMR NPUC and observed various specimen. This particular image…

Pencil Shavings

COLLEGE NAME : CMR National PU College ITPL, Bengaluru STUDENT NAMES : Gayatri, Liane , Pragathi, Supritha, Nayan Singh and Charan SPECIMEN OBSERVED : Pencil Shavings SPECIMEN OBSERVED AT : CMR National PU College, Bengaluru We all participated in a foldscope workshop that was conducted in our college, CMR NPUC, Bengaluru and observed various specimen…

Chalk Powder

COLLEGE NAME : CMR National PU College ITPL, Bengaluru STUDENT NAMES : Gayatri, Liane, Pragathi, Supritha, Nayan Singh and Charan SPECIMEN OBSERVED : Chalk powder SPECIMEN OBSERVED AT : CMR National PU College, Bengaluru We all participated in a foldscope workshop that was conducted in our college ,CMR NPUC, Bengaluru and observed various specimen among…

Calcium chloride – polarized

This salt is used to give fireworks their orange colour, as a de-icer, desssicant and in heating pads. Not only is it hygroscopic, taking water from the atmosphere, but it is also deliquescent — absorbing so much water from the atmosphere as to form an aqueous solution. I made this slide with a glass slide…

Foldscope workshop with II PU students

College name: CMR National PU College, ITPL, Bangalore Students involved: II PU (grade 12) A workshop on Foldscope use and research was conducted in our college involving II PU students to develop scientific and research aptitude. The students were divided into groups and were explained about the importance and ease of use of Foldscope. They…

Using Foldscope as tool in class room teaching @GGDSD College, Chandigarh

A class practical on testing the presence of starch in food was performed using Foldscope by students of 6th semester. Requirements: Potato tuber, razor blade, cover slip, water, iodine solution, microscope, blotting paper, foldscope Principle: Iodine reacts with starch and changes its colour to blue-black Procedure: Cut a thin section of a potato tube by…