[Plant-education] pollen lab idea?

D Quick denisekq at juno.com
Thu Sep 7 16:59:42 EST 2006


I teach an intro botany course at a community college.  I've read the 
description of a lab exercise where students capture air-borne pollen 
grains (using silicon grease on glass slides), then stain and 
identify the pollen.  It sounded like fun.  

Has anyone performed a lab like this, with non-majors, and did it 
work well?  

I have found a simple key online, but are there any reasonbly easy to 
use dichotomous keys that include photos?

Any help would be appreciated.

Denise Quick

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