Mr. DuRant’s 7th grade science class at VPAA

My students collected, mounted and identified microscopic features of specimens from the school’s garden – all in the field. My students love the Foldscope’s ease of use and the design. The Foldscopes have also been a big hit with my school’s admin. and my colleagues. We’re doing a piece on the school news show about our Foldscope project. Specimens were mounted on glass slides, using the provided cover tape. All photos were taken using a iPad, mounted to a Foldscope with standard mag lens and LED light component.

 

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Fly wing
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Fly wing
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Ant leg
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Ant head with eye and antenna
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Flower pistil with pollen
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Wasp wing
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Edge of mosquito wing
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Mosquito leg
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Chloroplasts in green leaf
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Small violet wildflower petal
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Flower seeds
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Bee wing
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Mosquito head with compound eye and antennae
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Mosquito wing
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Mr. DuRant’s hair (gray)
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Thrips sp. note the fringed wings folded inward
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Thrips sp.
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Grain of sand with root filaments
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Grass roots
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Grains of sand
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Flower pistil
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Human hair
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Ant with both eyes and antennae
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Grasshopper leg
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Ant (abdomen connects to thorax)
Leg of fire ant
Ant legs showing foot
nayely wasp  wing
Wasp wing
nayely spider eye
Spider eye
spider leg
Spider leg

 

3 Comments Add yours

  1. laksiyer says:

    Impressive array.

  2. Manu Prakash says:

    Wow; this is a fantastic array of samples. Your students are really creative. I am curious about the I identified insect. Where did you find it. It’s very unusual in form. Initially I was going to claim a face mite; but I am not so sure anymore. The red color is striking as well.

    Cheers
    Manu

  3. This is great! I love the various specimens. I’ve been wanting to take my students on a “Microscopic exploration walk” around our school. I think I will show them what your students found before we take our walk to give them some ideas.

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