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iOi at Home | How to Make Your Own Microscope

24th August 2021, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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

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

Any family that signs up will receive a free microlense, 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.

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.

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.


24th August 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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