After several years of showing the TED talk to my students and saying, “wouldn’t it be cool if we could have some of these?” I finally was able to purchase my first Foldscopes this year.
What an amazing tool, simple, easy to use, can be carried in a standard kid backpack for long distances, we can discover new things for the first time and add our cell phones to take photos of what we find.
The best part of the Foldscope is that it can be used for so many different standards when covering the NGSS in Middle School Science. Especially in the area of asking questions.
My kids are wondering if you will ever have for sale the Foldscope demonstrated in the TED video with the embedded LED?
Thank you for a great tool, I just finished putting together another batch of Foldscopes with this year’s 7th grade, we go exploring micro worlds tomorrow!!