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…

Student orientation programme in Chilika Sarkari Upra Vidyalaya, Injanpur.

On 21ST January 2019, Foldscope Team of Wetland Research and Training Centre, Chilika Development Authority, Balugaon, visited Chilika Sarkari Upra Vidyalaya, Injanpur, Odisha to educate the students of 6th to 8th standard on Seagrass biodiversity of Chilika and use of Foldscope. Around 70 students of school took an active participation in the interactive programme to know about…

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…

Twinning of schools programmme was conducted on 27.09.2018 to 02.10.2018 with Christ Senior Secondary school for a period of 6 Days.

Highlights The Principal & teachers of of Christ senior Secondary school gave us a warm welcome and introduced us in the assembly. There we explained about the Foldscope & its uses, Assembly etc…. More than 1000 students benefited. 10 students of our school with Principal Investigator D.Aravindaraja Trained the students of Meghalaya Christ Senior Secondary…

TWINNING OF SCHOOL WITH CHRIST SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL MEGHALAYA

#Indiafoldscopephase 1 Twinning of schools programmme was conducted on 27.09.2018 to 02.10.2018 with Christ Senior Secondary school for a period of 6 Days. Highlights The Principal & teachers of of Christ senior Secondary school gave us a warm welcome and introduced us in the assembly. There we explained about the Foldscope & its uses, Assembly…

Foldscope Orientation Workshop – 20

Conducted Zoology Museum Open Day by Dept. of Zoology, GCW(A), Guntur on 5.1.19 and Students from Prajna School visited the Museum and excited to see biological specimens, young ones got excited to learn about Foldscope and see the plant cell, Animal cell and utilised the opportunity to create awareness about Street food. Students enjoyed the…

Foldscope Orientation programme -19

Students from Jain School visited Zoology Museum Open Day organised by Dept. of Zoology, GCW(A), Guntur on 5.1.19 and students excited to see biological specimens and Foldscope and created awareness on Street food for students as they are the prime consumers

Foldscope demonstration in a village school-2

Foldscope orientation workshop was organized at S. Baldev Singh Govt. senior secondary School, Majatri (SAS Nagar). Use of audio visual aids is rarely done in classrooms in rural setups. Theoretical explanation and videos on foldscopy raised curiosity in the students. This paper microscope really fascinated them, They want to use it on their own. They…

Foldscopy in a village School of Punjab

A Foldscope orientation programme was organized at S. Baldev Singh Govt. senior secondary School, Majatri (SAS Nagar), Punjab on 7th Jan, 2019 by team Foldscope@GGDSD. The school is situated around 25 km from Chandigarh. While traveling from Chandigarh to village I have seen many stalls selling fresh Jaggery. They are preparing it on roadside from…

Foldscope to School Students

As a part of the Foldscope project, an Foldscope awareness program was conducted in the Institutional campus of Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai on 05-01-2019. Students from the 11th and 12th standard of Rajkumar Sulochana Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Madipakkam, Chennai are benefited.

Foldscope sensitization and exploring brushy anthers – an outreach activity

While I was at my daughter’s place in Ahmedabad, I sensitized her friends on usage of foldscope and how it can help in viewing different samples. As a sample, they plucked a purple coloured flower growing near the society gate and plucked its anthers. They all were fascinated to see how these appeared under foldscope.

Explorations with foldscope @ Ashram

The kids enjoyed viewing different samples as they peeped through foldscope. To them it was something so amazing. Sample – 1 Flower (Ipomoea) Sample – 2 Flower (Albizzia)

Ginger and Turmeric cells as seen under foldscope

Ginger and Turmeric both have medicinally and economically important parts as rhizomes and both belong to family – Zingiberaceae. So I tried to see the difference between the cells of both the types using foldscope by scraping the cells. I could see not much difference in the shape of the two types, except for that…