The discovery of a Victorian-era microscope slide titled “Grouped Flower Seeds” began an investigation into the scientific and historical background of the antique slide to develop its usefulness as a multidisciplinary tool for PowerPoint presentations usable in contemporary biology classrooms, particularly large-enrollment sections. The resultant presentation was intended to engage students in discussing historical and contemporary biology education, as well as some of the intricacies of seed biology. Comparisons between the usefulness and scope of various seed identification resources, both online and in print, were made.
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Research Article| May 01 2012
An Antique Microscope Slide Brings the Thrill of Discovery into a Contemporary Biology Classroom
1FRANK REISER (email@example.com) is Professor of Biology at Nassau Community College and has served as president of The Empire State Association of Two Year College Biologists, an NABT affiliate organization.
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The American Biology Teacher (2012) 74 (5): 311–317.
Frank Reiser; An Antique Microscope Slide Brings the Thrill of Discovery into a Contemporary Biology Classroom. The American Biology Teacher 1 May 2012; 74 (5): 311–317. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2012.74.5.5
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