How does energy get into the biosphere? Why is energy needed in the biosphere? Where does that energy come from? Underwater Robotics students took a look at the chemical processes plants use to breakdown the energy from the sun, and how that energy is passed on to the rest of the biosphere. Then, students made their own microscopes!


The “Foldscopes” will allow students to examine macro-invertebrates, tardigrades, and organisms above the bacterial level. They can be taken outside, then folded up and kept in their mesh case. The kit includes its own tiny flashlight that can illuminate slides inserted into the microscope.