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  • Holly trees are commonly used as symbols of the winter season. This blog takes a close up look at the leaves, berries, and bark of the holly tree.
  • This blog is all about crystals! Crystal formation from a supersaturated solution is an example of a physical change - and a microscope can let you watch the phenomenon of crystal formation in real time! Understanding the crystal structure of materials can help us create anything from medicine to art!
  • Foldscope Explores... The Fibonacci Sequence

    This blog explores the pattern of numbers known as the Fibonacci Sequence. You will learn how to calculate numbers in the sequence, how to model the numbers into a spiral, and how to find the Fibonacci Sequence in nature! And of course, you will take a close look at what you find by putting it in a Foldscope!

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    Foldscope Explores... convex lenses. This blog post describes how light interacts with convex lenses and guides you through some activities so that you can have fun playing with light and your Foldscope!

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    • Spider webs are made of four basic parts
    • Microscopic views of spider silk reveal the structural differences of the four parts
    • The vibrations traveling along the silk strands alert the spider as to what is happening on the web
    • Share your observations with others to show what you learned!
  • Holly Stuart's recount of her experience at the Teach Better 22 Conference at the National Inventors Hall of Fame Middle School in Akron, OH on October 13-15. She held a Foldscope workshop session helping educators see the power of providing high quality scientific equipment for all students.
  • Students of all ages should be serious about science. Enliven your classroom with these 4 microscope-based STEM activities for teenage students.
  • Elementary school children who use microscopes will be prepared to investigate these 10 unique things to look at under a microscope in high school.
  • The days of limitations imposed on exploration by heavy, expensive equipment are over. Learn the benefits of using foldable paper microscopes.
  • Summary:

    • The colors of fall leaves are inside the leaves all year round.
    • Observations of color gradation is a way to incorporate the elements of art into your science lesson.
    • Studying the process of color change in leaves will improve understanding of the life cycle of trees.
    • Share your observations with others to show what you learned!
  • by Paola Moreno-Roman