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A little curiosity
I tried to design and print in 3d an artificial bee (the prototype is still a bit to big).
This first prototype allows to insert and change (after washing the bee) a q-tips which acts as a fuzzy thorax for the collection of pollen. Once I have a satisfactory prototype I will try it on Fastplant ! (and if possible will upload the file .stl on this platform ... )…Continue
This year, with 4 classes (students are 14-15 years old) we are going to try the experience "who is the father" to introduce some of the concepts of genetics.
The students will use a laboratory notebook and the teachers decided to not introduce concepts of mitosis, gene or allele. In this way, we would like to encourage the construction by students of original interpretative models (based on collected data ) .
In this first month we focused on…Continue
I started to cultivate Brassica rapa in November 2012.
For my growing system I chose more expensive fluorescent lamps (Philips 660, 36W) instead of « traditional » cool white neon (Philips 290, 36W).
Philips 660, 36W neon cost three times more.
I wonder if this price difference is really justified by the performance of the lamp. I had the opportunity to borrow a spectrometer and to analyzed the light emitted ... what do you think ? … in addition … is it…Continue