A one-day workshop was conducted in an underprivileged primary School of Purulia, West Bengal, India Ulidiah Primary School on 13th April 2019 where the students have hardly heard the name of the microscope. To them, The concept of the microscope was in itself a fascinating thing. When a paper microscope was introduced to them, they were excited to observe the microcosmos through the Foldscope.
The session started with the introduction of Paper microscope the “Foldscope” to the participants through which they can explore the microscopic world.
The Foldscope team demonstrated the procedure to fold the foldscope from a sheet of paper, its handling and its application to observe the microscopic life forms
Slide preparation session
In this session, Slide preparation technique was demonstrated to the students by the Foldscope team and then the individual student was allowed to prepare slides by themselves so that they observe their own slides under foldscope.
Obervation Under Foldscope.
The students prepared slides of pollen grains of Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, a easily available flower, Stomata of the leaves and each slide made by the students were observed under Foldscope and documented.
The students from the interior village of Purulia, West Bengal, India were exposed to the concept of Microscopy for the First time with the help of Foldscope and they were over-enthusiastic. Their interest, curiosity, and response throughout the workshop are worth mentioning, making the workshop was Successful.