Foldscope activity challenge Day 7

Feb 15th, 18:04/ Night shift street activity. It was dark already when I left home walking aimlessly hopefully to find some kids. Since I was late that day I tried to come up with more appealing excess to pass because I had long day and it was already getting dark so kids will be home…

Foldscope activity challenge Day 6

Feb 14th, 18:30 / Topic: Mental Health of Science Communicator.Big shopping center + Bazaar (showcase event of products) = crowd of families with kids around. I wanted to spend time with my family and do the activity there. In first glance one may assume, that day was most productive one so far, yet it was…

Foldscope activity challenge Day 5

Feb 13th, 17:00 / Gradually I noticed the duration of activity was decreasing day after another due to some reasons for example how I reacted to things happened and the expectations I had did not match the reality. I faced things I did not encounter them before nor thought of them, all made me feel…

Foldscope activity challenge Day 4

Feb 12th, 15:00/ Full of excitement, I tried to make it to the appointment with group of kids who I met on (day-2) to meet up again for extended workshop. I was 5 minutes late, then after waiting around 20 more minutes it was unexpected no one showing up because I thought they will be…

Foldscope activity challenge Day 3

Feb 11th, 17:00 / First street tour to find kids playing around. Some drama happened as well because of misunderstanding by a lady who thought kids should not stand with strangers, which is right -Read the story at the end-. My teenage cousin was with me that day to help take some good pictures along…

Foldscope activity challenge Day 2

Feb, 10th – 17:24pm/ Bringing science to street. I had to take the challenge to street and do everything -including taking pictures- by myself without team!This unplanned transition occurred due to couple reasons and it brought also many other unexpected incidences later -will share eventually within each day what happened- Two main reasons why I…

Foldscope activity 21-day challenge

On Feb 8, 2022/ I challenged myself to do science public outreach using Foldscope as a tool in my local community Iraq, Kirkuk for kids consistently without skipping a day. Starting today March 10th, I will update this post continuously to add more information about my adventures.So if you are curious about exciting stories (how…

Foldscope activity challenge Day 1

2022-02-09 Wednesday 17:00 +3GMT First day of the challenge started in a kids fair called “Al-Sanafer”. I involved my young brother and cousins to so they gain new experience and try new format of Team making in science public outreach for target audience being “Kids”. Link to their facebook post We prepared different slides both…

Tomopteris

Tomopteris is a marine planktonic group of polychaete worms. They are very common in all they oceans and seas, many of them living in the deep-sea. All of these tomopteris species emit blue light, called luminescence. Tomopteris helgolandica emits also a yellow light. All Tompteris are transparant . It feeds on other plankton members. (…

Foldscope Orientation Workshop at Shivaji Park Lion School for Deaf.

Foldscope Orientation workshop was conducted on 11th March 2019 at Shivaji Park Lion School for Deaf. The workshop was organised for 7th standard students of the school. The workshop included introduction to foldscope with help of their class teacher, followed by demonstration of slide preparation. The participants later prepared slides of Spirogyra, stomata of betel…

Rhabditiform larvae of Hook Worm under Foldscope

Early developmental larval stages (first and second) of soil-borne nematodes such asNecator, Ancylostoma, andStrongyloides, which precede the infectious third-stage filariform larva.

Curvularia spp.

Curvularia is a dematiaceous filamentous fungus. Most species of Curvularia are facultative pathogens of soil, plants, and cereals in tropical or subtropical areas, while the remaining few are found in temperate zones. As well as being a contaminant, Curvularia may cause infections in both humans and animals. Curvularia produces rapidly growing, woolly colonies on potato dextrose agar at 25°C….

Mucor varians

I have tried identifying the fungi, do tell me if it is correct or not

Obelia colony

Obelia is a marine colony of hydroid organisms. Each colony of Obelia consists of a horizontal thread-like root called hydrorhiza which is attached to a weed or any substratum ,Obelia is a marine colony of hydroid organisms.

Ameoba

An amoeba, is a term generally used to describe a single celled eukaryotic organism that has no definate shape and that moves by means of pseudopodia. Pseudopodia or pseudopods are temporary projections of the cell and the word literally means “false feet”. The cell uses the pseudopodia as a means of locomotion. The plural of amoeba is…

Cyclops

Cyclops are tiny crustaceans of the family Cyclopidae, also called water fleas. They are usually found in stagnant bodies of fresh water such as wells and ponds in poor agricultural communities in rural or periurban areas. Cyclops are just visible (0.5–2 mm) and can be recognized by their jerky mode of swimming. They feed on…

Oikopleura

Oikopleura dioca, the appendicularians are hermaphrodites and the gonads occupy a relatively large part of the body in mature individuals, sometimes producing the curvature of the trunk of the animal. The length of the tail is three times the length of the body. The tail has a neural chord or notochord, covered by a well-developed…

Embryonic stages of frog

The frog has been historically been used as an amphibian animal model of development due to the ease of observation from the fertilized egg through to tadpole stage. The later metamorphosis of the tadpole to frog has also been studied for hormonal controls and limb development. There have also been many different species used in these developmental…

T.S of liver of rat

The liver is the largest gland in the body. It is located in the upper three regions in the abdomen . Hepatocytes are arranged in hexagon-shaped lobules (classical lobules) about 2 mm in length and 700 μm in diameter. 

T.S of Rat Ovary

The paired ovaries of the rat are grape-like structures that vary in gross appearance and size, depending on the stage of the oestrous cycle. The subgross anatomy of the rodent ovary. Covering its surface is a single layer of modified peritoneal mesothelium, the ovarian surface epithelium (OSE), which is continuous with the broad ligament (mesovarium)…

Cypris

Cypris are ostracods (a type of crustacean) and related to mussels and shrimp. They are small, about 1/2 – 2mm long, with a hard outer shell. In freshwater ponds they are usually found scuttling around among the debris at the shallow edges. They swim smoothly with appendages extended from between the two halves of their carapace…