DBT sponsored hands-on workshop on ‘Foldscope as an education tool’ for high school students and teachers was conducted by the Department of Zoology, St. Xavier’s College for Women, Aluva on 31st October, 2018.  About nine schools in and around Aluva participated in the training program. The workshop involved hands-on-training to the participants in assembling and use of foldscope in observing various specimens. The students were excited to observe live specimens which they only studied in their text books and were contented that they could learn a new technique. The teachers were equally enthusiastic that this paper microscope which is very handy could be used as a teaching tool and can generate in students an interest in learning. Foldscopes were distributed to the schools which had participated which they could use in their science labs or clubs.

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