Foldscopes and outreach in Bengali

Prof. Manu Prakash and his team members kindly sent some foldscopes to us at bigyan.org.in. ‘Bigyan’ (বিজ্ঞান – means Science in Bengali) is one of the largest platforms for popular science in Bengali, created by the scientific researcher community. We had a lot of fun assembling some foldscopes. Based on our experience we published the following article:

জলের দামে মাইক্রোস্কোপ

You can see some cool images there!

We are taking the foldscope samples to various schools in West Bengal and Bangladesh. After the article was published, we have had many requests from various parts of the Bengali speaking world for foldscope samples.

At bigyan.org.in we are passionate about popularizing cool scientific inventions and discoveries in Bengali. If you are willing to help, please send us an email at bigyan.org.in@gmail.com

(Featured image – onion cells).

 

 

3 Comments Add yours

  1. laksiyer says:

    Way to go. Would love to read about the microcosmos of the Sunderbans.

  2. Manu Prakash says:

    Wonderful. Bengali translations for assembly coming soon. Choose a community and train them to use Foldscope – with a passion to document the experiences. We will make sure we get kits to all your participants.

    Sunderbans or the streets of Calutta would be an incredible place to sample – who knows what’s hiding around the corner.

    Cheers
    Manu

  3. Manu Prakash says:

    Wonderful. Bengali translations for assembly coming soon. Choose a community and train them to use Foldscope – with a passion to document the experiences. We will make sure we get kits to all your participants.

    Sunderbans or the streets of Calutta would be an incredible place to sample – who knows what’s hiding around the corner.

    Cheers
    Manu

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