Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Hyderabad
TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences
Project-based foldscope workshop for TSWREIS school students
Venue: RCO office, Shaikpet
January 21, 2019
Eight TSWREIS schools (Chilkur, Dharmaram, Gowlidoddi, Isnapur, Kondapur, Mahendra Hills, Narsingi and Shaikpet) participated in the workshop, with 8 teachers and 17 students of Class 8 and 9.
I. Introductory session: 10.40 -11.30 am
Welcome and introduction to foldscope with initial interaction and collection of concept-based questions from students
II. Introducing the project topics, preparing, observing and photographing slides: 11.30 am-3:30 pm
Projects (Part 1– 11:30 am to 1 pm)
- Observe and study the upper and lower epidermis of monocot and dicot leaves.
- Observe and study onion and garlic peel.
Lunch Break: 1-2 pm
Projects (Part 2– 2:00 to 3:30 pm)
- Observe and study different fungi growing on different substrates.
- Observe pond water and identify different organisms (unicellular and multicellular).
III. Collecting children’s question and closing remarks: 3:30 to 4 pm
Dr. Anu Joy
Dr. Debashree Sengupta