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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