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  • 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!

  • Summary:

    • 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!
  • 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!
  • Summary:

    • Sand is a great way to ease into the new school year
    • Sand is interdisciplinary
    • Sand makes science fun
    • Share your observations with others to show what you learned!
  • TL;DR

    • Close observation helps improve focus
    • Close observation involves all five senses
    • Close observation is interdisciplinary
    • Share your observations with others to show what you learned!