One day workshop at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Cossipore, Dumdum, West Bengal, India

Department of Environmental Science, University of Calcutta, and School of Environmental Studies, Jadavpur University, jointly in collaboration with Howrah Vigyan Chetna Samannaya, organized a one day Workshop at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Cossipore, Dumdum, West Bengal, India on 27th July 2019.

Map Showing the route of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Cossipore, Dumdum, West Bengal
Principal, Krishna Kumar Dubey’s introductory speech at the workshop

Introductory Session-

A brief presentation on “Power of Ten” was given by Mr. Pradip Das, to give a basic idea about the macroscopic and microscopic world. After this, a basic speech on different types of microscopes was given by Dr. Punarbasu Chaudhuri.

Pradip Das, giving a speech on Power of Ten

Introduction of Foldscope-

In this session, a brief idea about the origami microscope and its applications were demonstrated by the  Foldscope team, Department of Environmental Science, University of Calcutta and School of Environmental Studies, Jadavpur University.

Dr. Punarbasu Chaudhuri and Pradip Das, demonstrating the Foldscope
Ranjan, demonstrating foldscope attachment with smartphone

Demonstration of different microscopic objects-

In this session, different slides were shown under foldscope to the participants.

Workshop on Foldscope at
Kendriya Vidyalaya, Cossipore, Dumdum, West Bengal, India

Slide preparation session-

During this session, participants prepared slides of Hibiscus pollen grains and observed them using foldscope.

Slide preparation by students
observation of prepared slides under foldscope
Anirban, demonstrating prepared slides by students with foldscope
Dr. Subarna Bhattacharyya, assisting students to view their prepared slides
Dr. Punarbasu Chaudhuri, assisting students with foldscope
demonstration of foldscope
some slides prepared by students under foldscope

Conclusion-

All the participants got exposure to foldscope for the first time of their lives.

It was their first exposure to foldscope and the workshop was a success.

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