On National Science Day (February 28, 2019), Department of Environmental Science, University of Calcutta organized a workshop, “Magnify your curiosity- Explore the Microcosmos with foldscope” at Bijoynagar High School, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
This year’s theme was “The Science for People and The People for Science”. With this theme, we organised our workshop to reach out to school students of standard IX & X.
The workshop began with Speech of Headmaster Dr.SudhindraNath Patra. After this session, Dr. Punarbasu Chaudhuri delivered his speech on National Science Day and about this year’s theme. After this introductory speech, the Foldscope session started.
This session started with introducing foldscope to the students and its details. After introduction of foldscope to students, demonstration of prepared slides of different specimens such as Amoeba, Algae, Fungi, Pollen, Plant cells were demonstrated.
Slide Preparation session-
In this session we demonstrated students how to prepare a simple slide with a transparent plastic sheet and observed Hibiscus pollen.
This program was a big success as we were able to celebrate National Science Day as well as aware students about Foldscope.