Foldscope provides a low cost and convenient way for teachers to give students a visual demonstration of the microscopic world of which they learn in their textbooks. Slides can be displayed on mobile phones or projected for classrooms.
With a magnification of 140x, you can see tiny things like bacteria, blood cells, and single-celled organisms like copepods, tardigrades, tetrahymena, diatoms, rotifers, nematodes and more. As well as larger things like a insects, fabrics, tissues! Foldscope can also allow the observation of non-biological samples, such as particulates detrimental to air quality, or the microscopic crystalline differences between real and fake medications.