Using a Foldscope for Scientific Explorations
Presented by Robert A. Paysen
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 ◉ 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Tuesday, June 8, 2022 ◉ 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
This workshop will demonstrate the use of a Foldscope, an inexpensive microscope , to look at very small objects in various forms. Specimens for study will range from the biological to inorganic, natural and synthetic.
Wondering what a Foldscope is? See why it’s such a great addition to any classroom.
Workshop topics covered:
1. Introduction to the Foldscope
B. Using a Foldscope with prepared specimens
C. Comparison of the Foldscope with another inexpensive scope
2. Biological Studies
B. Obtaining specimens from water samples
3. Observations of inorganic salts
B. Reactions between salt solutions
4. Comparison of natural and synthetic fibers
B. Tests for identifying fibers using a scope.
Target Audience: Elementary and middle school teachers
Standards Addressed Planning and carrying out investigations; developing and using models GADOE 5th grade curriculum map