Observation of plant cells with the help of foldscope

Foldscope workshop at TIFR Hyderabad June 19-20, 2018 Fleshy scales of onion used to take out the peel: Mobile  image of onion peel cells observed under foldscope: Cell wall, cell membrane  and nucleus can be observed in cells Satyanarayana Chary, Rammohan Rao & Srinivas, TSWREIS Shaikpet Our Foldscope Ids: 0002CFA5E69C 000262098FDC 0002E378F9E7 000270158C05 00024A8984F5 0002379BE524…

Binary Fission in Amoeba and Amazing Arthropods

Foldscope workshop at TIFR Hyderabad June 19-20, 2018 We viewed a sample of pond water through a Foldscope and were surprised to observe the following: (1) Two daughter Amoebae in the process of splitting (2) Dividing Nucleus was also visible. Microarthropods in a sample of pond water We prepared a slide of pond water and…

Transverse Section of Portulaca oleracea stem

Foldscope workshop at TIFR Hyderabad June 19-20, 2018 Mary Mrudula Saraswathi Arunajyothi Foldscope ID Numbers: 0002D6527B52, 00024E5F063C, 0002E28444D7, 000257A9169E, 00024CD92710, 0002E26B66D0, 0002E22BA7B0, 000227846242, 0002383FBEDC, 0002BD0506F4, 0002E16CE210, 0002142385DD, 00020BF34D0E, 00025376D2D6, 00021FF29FBA, 0002D1639902, 00021507383A, 0002D820E4E4, 0002234435A6, 0002BDBCA2A4, 000298508867, 00027C082465, 0002799C742E

Slices of plants

After our first ‘Atoms to Amoeba’ workshop four of our neighbouring TSWREIS (social welfare residential) schools took back two foldscopes each. Too few, yet so far several hundred students, most from remote rural parts of Telangana, have got their own “wow” moments on these foldscopes. It happened because our teacher participants went beyond conducting foldscope…

Inculcating Research Culture Right From Schools

As a part of TIFR, Hyderabad’s efforts to facilitate better science education in the local schools, it now interacts closely with four of the Telangana Social Welfare Residential Schools, all within 10 km from the institute. On regular close interactions with the teachers and students alike from the schools, we realized that schools are fast…