Regional Children’s Science Congress – 2018 – Foldscope demonstration

Understanding the operation of the Foldscope
Holding the Foldscope with the microscopic slide in position against the light source.
More discussion after the demonstration is over.
Foldscope was discovered by ………… at ………..
What is this curious small thing?
Dr. Sabu Thomas, Scientist E2 RGCB, addressing the children.
Waiting impatiently for each ones turn.
How to use the Foldscope?
Let me see through it.
That is its beauty.

Foldscope was introduced to children attending the Regional Children’s Science Congress – 2018 from 12th to 16th November 2018 at Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The congress was organized by Navodaya Vidyalaya Sam

Listening to the principles of Microscopy.

ithi, Department of Education & Literacy, Ministry of H. R. D., Government of India. As part of the program, the children visited the Research Laboratory of Dr. Sabu Thomas, PhD, Scientist E-II. 80 children used this opportunity to see microscopic slides through the foldscope. Dr. Iype Joseph, Research Scientist (Epidemiology) explained the principles of microscopy and demonstrated the use of Foldscope. Every child viewed an image through the Foldscope. In addition, the children also saw other activities in the lab, like microbial culture, water quality testing and bio-safety cabinets.

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  1. Manu Prakash says:

    What a beautiful moment captured in pictures. welcome to the foldscope community.


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