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Pollen

Class: 6

Lesson: La reproduction des plantes lours

Rationale: Microscopic observation of pollen.

Materials:

flowers (hibiscus, Pervench de Madagascar, orgueil de Chine)
slide/coverslip
microscope
water
needle

Procedure:

1. Place a drop of water on a slide.

2. Gently touch the point of a needle to the anther to transfer the pollen grains to the drop of water, or the anther can be crushed between the slide and coverslip.

3. Add a coverslip.

4. Pollen grains can be seen with 100x.

Source: Silver Burdett Laboratory Manual, p. 174.