This study aimed to determine the feasibility of Foldscope to be an alternative microscope. This study also utilized a quantitative non-experimental correlational research design and employed purposive quota and availability sampling technique to senior high school students taking up Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) strand.
Specifically, this study answered the following questions: (1) What is the level of usability of Foldscope as an alternative microscope in terms of accessibility, durability, and portability? (2) What is the level of feasibility of Foldscope as an alternative microscope in terms of operational feasibility and technical feasibility? (3) Is there a significant relationship between the level of usability and feasibility of Foldscope as an alternative microscope?
Based on the results of the study, the following conclusions are drawn: (1) Foldscope as an alternative microscope is highly functional based on the preconceived opinion of the students. (2) Foldscope as an alternative microscope is highly feasible based on the preconceived opinion of the students. (3) The Foldscope’s level of usability is directly proportional to its level of feasibility. There is a positive, strong correlation, and the null hypothesis is rejected. The features of Foldscope under usability determine its feasibility.
Keywords: Perception, Foldscope, Alternative Microscope