Foldscope Orientation Workshop-25 at P R Govt. College(A), Kakinada

Department of Zoology, P R Government College (A), Kakinada conducted Workshop on Foldscope Assembly and Usage for Zoology students and introduced Foldscope and its applications to the students. Students tried different permanent slides, water sample, buttermilk etc. and curious to explore more cute young kid very curiously tried to see through foldscope and enjoyed it

Foldscope Workshop -24 at CUBE Labs, HBCSE, TIFR

Introduced Foldscope to Cubists at Collaborative Undergraduate Biology Education(CUBE) labs, Homibaba Centre for Science Education(HBCSE), Tata Institute of Fundamental Research(TIFR), Mumbai in Collaborative Learning to do Experiments and Research (CLEAR)Workshop on 23.2.19 and 24.2.19. Cubists across the country from different CUBE labs like Kanpur, Delhi, Mumbai, Ranchi, Bilaspur, Goa, Guntur, Shillong and Pondichery participated in…

Pollen of white cherry @ Kansal Forest area

The area around the log hut of the Kansal forest is well maintained and showed beautiful landscaping. Clusters of racemes bearing pure white coloured flowers adorned the medium-sized Prunus (Family – Rosaceae) trees and were a part of landscape horticulture. The white cherry tree is of great ornamental value and is usually vegetatively propagated. The…

Powdery mildew on Tulsi under foldscope

White powder was seen on upper side of some tulsi leaves. Also the leaves showing powdery mass had turned reddish-brown in colour. The powdery mass when seen through foldscope showed large number of microscopic fungal spores – probably conidia. On the conidiophores, the point of attachment of conidia were clearly marked. Besides, the spores were…

Spirogyra from a pond @ Kansal Forest

As we walked towards the log hut, two small rain-fed lakes meant for fulfilling the water requirement of wild animals were seen in the Kansal forest. Besides, several small dams were seen flowing through the area These had algal blooms from where we collected samples. Later in the lab, a sample was drawn and gently…

Foldscoping Eucalyptus flowers @ Kansal forest

Trekking through the Kansal forest, we came across large Eucalyptus trees that belong to family Myrtaceae of angiosperms. Off-white flowers fallen from the trees were picked up for study. The floral buds were vase-shaped and had a cap that sheds off as the flowers bloom. Petals not marked, but large number of stamens could be…

Exploradores del microcosmos CDMX (ESP & ENG)

Microcosm Explorers CDMX (Mexico City) En el marco de mi servicio social, estoy ofreciendo un taller a diversos grupos de niños, niñas y jóvenes en la Ciudad de México. El taller se titula “Exploradores del Microcosmos”. Yo soy estudiante de la carrera de biología en la Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Unidad Xochimilco. As part of my…

Foldscope workshop at RCM College, Khallikote,Odisha.

On 1st of March 2019, Wetland Research and Training Centre,  Chilika Development Authority, Balugaon Odisha arranged an orientation programme for a graduate students of RCM college. The programme was carried out to have an interaction with faculty and encourage the students to use Foldscope in their laboratory. We visited the Rama Chandra Mardharaj Science College,…

Interaction with Foldscope with NSS volunteers at Dhapa, West Bengal

Department of Environmental Science, University of Calcutta organized a small interactive session with NSS volunteers at Dhapa on 25th January,2019 . Dhapa is located at the outskirts of East Kolkata. Most of the solid waste of the city gets dumped in this area and the people of this region recycle the waste. Introductory session- The…

Still seeking the Tardigrade!

Hello friends! My quest to find a Tardigrade led to an exploration the ‘Dagad Phool (Kalpasi)’ ecosystem, with lots of interesting organisms except, no Tardigrades! Recently, on a family trip to Singapore I had a wonderful time with my grandchildren. But everywhere I went, along with my grandchildren, I watched out for lichens and mosses,…

Three days workshop focusing on the use of foldscope in agriculture

To introduce the use of foldscope in agriculture, a 3-day workshop on “Foldscope” was organized from February 18- 21 February 2019 by the ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umiam- 793103, Meghalaya. Students of classes VI to XI from Kendriya Vidyalaya School, North Eastern Police Academy participated in the workshop. Students were imparted with the…

Foldscope orientation programme in Sunrise Academy Guwahati

Yesterday students and teachers got a one and a half hour demonstration about the paper-microscope foldscope. The orientation programme was conducted by CEE North East. After explaining the principles of microscopy and showing a short film a small group of students started to build the foldscope. Another group tried to find microorganisms in the water…

Simple Rs.10/- Light Source for Foldscope usage

Dear friends, I have been using this as light source in my class room and in my workshops for the past 4 months and felt very useful. so i want to share this with you all Purchased Rs.10/- torch lights from China Bazaar stall Took an empty rectangular carton box to fix the light on…

Foldscope Orientation Workshop-23 @ KBN College , Vijayawada

Organised Foldscope Orientation Workshop for UG students at KBN College(A), Vijayawada on 16.2.19. Dr.Subhashini, HOD, Dept. of Zoology and other faculty members and students participated in the workshop Students enjoyed, tried and eager to explore the microscopic world

Workshop on the use of Foldscope as a research tool at NIT Rourkela, Odisha

On 23rd January, Department of Environmental Science, University of Calcutta organized a workshop “ Use of Foldscope as a research tool ” at National Workshop on Genomics for Microbial Diversity and Taxonomy (GEMTAX- 2019) Introduction- At first Dr. Punarbasu Chaudhuri gave a brief introduction about Foldscope and its applications. Demonstration of Foldscope- In this session…

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…

Is it Magic? De-mystifying the Foldscope

Recently in a workshop we probed into students’ curiosity related with their experiences with Foldscopes. One particular question, asked by a student of Grade 9, sparked a lively discussion in the workshop. The question was simple yet striking: “Is there any magic in the Foldscope?“, the student asked. She was perhaps curious to know how…