Diagnosing Diseases with Origami Microscopes

Diagnosing Diseases with Origami Microscopes

Discover how engineers designed a $1 microscope that can fit in your pocket. Learn about optics and meet a graduate student who uses microscopes to study heart cells.

Grades

5 - 8

Subjects

Biology, Engineering, Health

This video and the accompanying activities were produced by KQED as part of the Engineering for Good unit. This unit was designed to help teachers integrate engineering into their science classroom with a fun meaningful hands-on project. The unit provides support for teachers to guide students through the engineering design process to develop solutions to a real-world problem. Engineering for Good is focused on developing solutions for impacts of plastics on the environment, though the specific problem the students tackle is defined by them.

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Producer
Tyson Brown, National Geographic Society
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Last Updated

May 20, 2022

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