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iOi at Home | How to Make Your Own Microscope

2nd August 2021, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

You’re invited to… iOi at Home online workshop – Biomimicry & DIY Micro-scopes
You’re invited to… iOi at Home online workshop – Biomimicry & DIY Microscopes

In this workshop we will build a microscope, using a Smart Ohone and Microlense. We will then take ideas from nature, taking a closer look at the amazing shapes, patterns and colours you can see in the world around out.

We will lend out the equipment to any families living in Newham and Lameth. You can collect this equipment at Plaistow, Carnegie or Clapham library. The equipment we’re lending is Microlenses and Smartphones.

For this workshop you will need:

  • Smart Phone
  • Microlense – this is really important part of the workshop, and we don’t recommend joining unless you can borrow this equipment from us.
  • Torch (not mandatory)
  • Leaves, plants or other materials you want to examine closer!

Borrowing equipment 

We are currently only lending equipment to families living in Newham and Lambeth. We will ask you what equipment you need when you sign up. If you have any questions, then get in touch with us at DLL@ioi.london.

Who is this for?

This is for children aged 5 – 12 years old. You can take part from home, an afterschool club or where else you might be! This workshop is also suitable for children with SEND – please just tell us what your child’s needs are before the session.

You can watch an introduction to this activity on our iOi at Home website here.

How much does it cost?

This is a free workshop!

How do I join?

Use the form below to sign up. A few days before the workshop we’ll send you the joining information and Zoom links.

What is Experimental Cities?

In this workshop we will be exploring the theme of Experimental Cities. Experimental Cities invites you to test, tinker, experiment and explore your city! We’ll take a closer look at nature and allow it to inspire us for how our cities can be designed and structured.

What is iOi at Home?

iOi at Home is all about building new skills, supporting wellbeing and helping to adapt to our rapidly changing world. We want to support children aged 5 – 12 and their parents, carers and teachers with playful learning programmes. It’s about building confidence and aspiration, particularly for those who need it most, with interactive online workshops and on demand content.


2nd August 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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