It is November and where I live, we are in the midst of fall. Leaves are changing colors and the ground is getting covered in a blanket of leaves and acorns. I have always enjoyed looking at leaves in my Foldscope, and this year was no exception! My Foldscope Mini provided some gorgeous views of the color changing process. And for an added twist, I decided to also take a look at the acorns. Read on to learn how I used reflective lighting on my Foldscope 2.0 to get microscopic views of acorns!
Here at my home we are beginning to decorate our house for Halloween. For my family that means - spiderwebs!! This made me wonder what fake spiderwebs look like compared to real spiderwebs on the microscopic scale.Read on to find out what I saw!
Recently I noticed a lot of mushrooms growing around my neighborhood. There were several clusters of them on the ground and they seemed to pop up overnight. Of course this inspired me to take a closer look at these mushrooms under myFoldscope 2.0! Read on to find out what I saw!
My daughter was cleaning out her room and found a sea sponge that she had gotten on a trip to the beach many years ago. She kindly gave it to me so that I could take a closer look at it under myFoldscope 2.0! Read on to find out what I saw!
It is that time of year when my cucumber harvest is in full swing! There are so many cucumbers ripening at the same time that I can’t eat all of them before they go bad. To prevent the excess from going to waste, I rely on pickling to preserve my cucumbers. This got me wondering, is it possible to see the effects of pickling under a Foldscope? Read on to find out!
If baking soda and baking powder are both composed of the same chemical - sodium bicarbonate (or NaHCO₃), then what is it that makes them act so differently in recipes? And is it possible to see that difference with aFoldscope? Let’s find out by taking a closer look at baking soda and baking powder.
Have you ever watched an insect fly through the air? How about a maple seed as it gets carried by the wind and floats gently to the ground? Is there anything similar about wings and leaves on a microscopic level that contributes to the ability to fly? This week's blog takes a closer look at these structures under a Foldscope to see!