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iOi at Home | How to Make Your Own Microscope

30th September 2021, 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

You’re invited to… iOi at Home online workshop – How to Make Your Own Microscope

In this workshop we will build a microscope, using a Smart Phones and Microlens. 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.

Any family that signs up will receive a free microlens, to take part in the workshop.

We are also lending smartphones to any families living in Newham and Lambeth. This will be collectable from Plaistow, Carnegie or Clapham library.

How do I join?

Use the form at the bottom of the page to sign up. A few days before the workshop we’ll send you the joining information and your equipment.

For this workshop you will need:

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

Borrowing equipment 

We are currently only lending smartphones 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.

Please note: This event is ONLY for children and their parents/carers. Part of our role is to keep the children we work with safe. We require anyone joining our online sessions to put their camera and microphone on at the beginning so that we can ensure every group we work with are kept safe. If you are unable to allow us to communicate with you on camera and microphone we regret that we will not be able to let you continue with the session.


30th September 2021
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
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