Foldscope EC Assignment

Namita Shah

  1. What: Fibers of my shirt
    When: April 27th
    Where: In the Barrett lounge
    How: Used sticky tape to collect fibers

2. What: Soil in the succulent plant
When: April 27th
Where: In the Barrett lounge
How: Used sticky tape to collect soil

3. What: A plant leaf
When: April 27th
Where: Home Depot garden section
How: Used sticky tape to collect plant cells

4. What: Namita’s piece of hair
When: April 27th
Where: In the Barrett lounge
How: Plucked a piece of hair from my head

5. What: Fibers and small particles from the sponge
When: April 27th
Where: In the Barrett lounge kitchen
How: Used sticky tape to collect sponge particles

6. What: Namita’s finger cells
When: April 27th
Where: In the Barrett lounge
How: Used sticky tape to collect (dead?) skin cells

7. What: Friend’s flower petal
When: April 27th
Where: In the Barrett lounge
How: Used sticky tape to collect plant cells

8. What: Fibers of a post-it note
When: April 27th
Where: In the Barrett lounge
How: Accidentally ripped off part of a paper which was then put under the microscope

9. What: Juice inside of plant leaf
When: April 27th
Where: In the Barrett lounge
How: Cut the plant in half and extracted the juice out of it

10. What: Grain of salt
When: April 27th
Where: In the Barrett lounge
How: Dumped out a couple of salt particles on plate

I know not all of these were exciting objects, but it was really cool to look at them through a microscope!

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