One day with foldscope at the Srijan arts school, Purulia, West Bengal, India

A one-day workshop was conducted in Srijan Arts School, Balaram, Purulia, West Bengal, India. Students from different classes were present. To them, The concept of the microscope was in itself a fascinating thing. When a paper microscope was introduced to them, they were excited to observe the microcosmos through the Foldscope. Introductory Session The session…

ROLE OF FOLDSCOPE IN ORGANIC FARMING

Department of Environmental Science, University of Calcutta, organised a workshop on “Role of Foldscope in Organic Farming” at Vivekananda Institute of Biotechnology, Sri Ramkrishna Ashram, Nimpith, West Bengal, India on 6th April, 2019. Introductory phase- In this phase, basic introduction of foldscope was given to all the participants. Demonstration Phase- In this phase, we demonstrated…

One day workshop on foldscope at the Nature Study camp

Department of Environmental Science, University of Calcutta, organised a workshop on, “Magnify your curiosity- Explore The Microcosmos with Foldscope” at Joygopalpur, West Bengal, India on 27th March 2019. Introductory phase- The workshop started with giving a basic idea of nature to the participants. After that, a brief idea of the microscopic world was given to…

Foldscopy

Pollen grain of common ornamental shrub “red bird flower”

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.

Crab shell

I tried to observe sand bubbler crab shell through Foldscope which i found in sand. I observed it in almost no light.

Molted exoskeleton of an insect

I’ve been noticing these odd, insect-like things on my softboard for quite a long time now. I hadn’t been brave enough to touch them, but since they hadn’t moved in forever, I decided to take a closer look. While I mounted it on my slide with forceps, I realized that it was flimsy, and seemed…

Algae from Caltech Turtle Pond under scattered and direct light exposures

The images show an algae structure, observed in a water sample from Caltech’s on-campus turtle pond, under direct and scattered light (generated using Foldscope light equipment). The sample was obtained around 6:30 pm local time (Pasadena, CA) on April 11th, 2019 from the Caltech turtle pond using a cylindrical container. Green algae is a member…

Caltech Water Flea

Image taken 4/15/2019 at 4:50 pm at lily pond in front of Ramo auditorium. A pipette was used to obtain a small sample of water from the rotting muck at the bottom of the pond and was imaged on a glass slide with coverslip using a Moto G4 camera. It appears that the organism in…

Leaf Structure

This is a photo I took using the foldscope of the vein structure of a leaf

Leaf

I took a cool photo of a leaf with my Foldscope that I wanted to share.

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…

Why do snails foam?

Whenever I try to lift snails up using their shell or in case of any slight jerk, they happen to return back into their snail. However this is not the only thing usually happening, and one would spot a lot of foam being generated at the opening of the shell. Snails produce various sorts of…

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…

Demodex the face mite on my forehead!

Hi Microcosmos! There are many things I’ve wanted to image with Foldscope. One of which is Demodex, which is a face mite species that live on the faces of every one of us humans. Tonight, I’ve finally found one on my forehead! Yay! Ok, ok, mites on our faces. Some might say… EW! But hear…

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…