Foldscope session and Workshop with Commerce students

College name- CMR National PU college, ITPL Bangalore

Samples observed- Wild fly wing and leg, Human hair follicle, chalk powder, cashewnut powder, Walnut powder

Samples collected from – CMR National PU college and home

Students involved- II PU (Grade 12 ) Commerce students

Today Commerce students of grade 12 (II PU) got an opportunity to explore nature under the foldscope. They were first introduced to foldscope and it’s uses, then they were encouraged to collect samples from their surroundings and explore them using foldscopes. Students were thrilled and fascinated as they collected samples of wildfly, took hair follicles and made powder from chalk as well as cashewnut and Walnut to observe under the foldscope. They were trained to make slides and observe them using foldscope. They were fascinated at the entire idea of using a portable microscope to explore nature and their surroundings as they came up with interesting conclusions.


Wildfly wing
Leg of wildfly
Cashewnut powder
Hair follicle
Coloured chalk powder

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