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  • Summary:

    • Owl pellets contain the indigestible bones, fur, and exoskeletons of their prey,
    • Owl pellets provide information about the owls that live in an area,
    • Scientists can reconstruct the skeletons of the owl’s prey from what they find in owl pellets,
    • Use your Foldscope 2.0 to take owl pellet dissections to another level and share your pictures and videos on the Microcosmos!
  • 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!
  • The ability to discover the microscopic world around you has become more accessible than ever. Read on to learn what makes the Foldscope Mini the perfect microscope for explorers of all ages!
  • Summary:

    • Polarized light only vibrates in one direction,
    • Some materials are birefringent causing color patterns that can be seen with polarized light 
    • Use your Foldscope to record this phenomena and share it on the Microcosmos!!
  • I decided to take a look at an umbrella under my Foldscope 2.0! And it was easy to do. I just clamped my Foldscope 2.0 onto the umbrella canopy - no slide prep required!
  • 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!
  • Summary:

    • Evaporation is the process of a liquid turning into a gas,
    • As water evaporates, any salt dissolved in the water will crystalize and fall out of solution,
    • Share your observations of what water evaporation revealed with your explorations!
  • Summary:

    • Seeds are composed of only three parts: seed coat, embryo, and food source.
    • The intricate beauty of seeds can be seen in microscopic images.
    • Share your observations of seeds with others to show what you learned!
  • This blog features a fun look at nail polish under a Foldscope. The colors might not be what you would expect!
  • Read to learn about the in person training that took place at the University of Delaware in May 2023!