Take a Closer Look

Apple at 400 x magnificationI like to take a real, good, close-up look.

As a child, I examined the fleas pulled from my dogs. I hunted through their fur for the fleas that were fat with blood and placed them under my childs microscope. This unseen world was exciting and transformative. The use of a microscope can shift your perspective, revealing complexity in that which is small, diversity in that which you thought the same and biological commonality amongst living things.

Armed with a light microscope and a dissecting microscope I planned to share this world with the students... Read more

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