How has the invention and evolution of the microscope changed the study of Biology? Consider historical figures such as Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, Robert Hooke and Theodor Schwann. Also, discuss pivotal events such as the invention of the electron microscope in 1955 when forming your initial post.
Use the search terms “microscopy”, “light microscopy” or “electron microscopy” at The Scientist site and find a recent discovery to share with your classmates. Summarize the article, discussing how microscopic data was used in your chosen article.
One of the more important evolutionary concerns facing humans today is the impact on present day environments and populations. Consider how evolutionary processes may be impacting the fields of medicine, agriculture or the environment. Research topics such as antibiotic resistance, pesticide use (resistant insects/plants) or “recent” changes in human traits such as the theory of the “shrinking brain.”
Describe your chosen research topic on recent evolutionary processes. Explain how the evolution of rapidly changing populations or traits may be affecting humans in modern day society. Compare and contrast your research with that of your classmates.