Fluorescence and how it relates to confocal microscopy
Dr. Dina Bracho from the NIEF developed an activity about fluorescence and how it relates to confocal microscopy. The high school students received an introduction about fluorescence, and how it relates to the use of confocal microscopy. Then, the students had a brief hands-on experience to extract chlorophil from spinach leaves and visualize the fluorescence of different extractions performed with different types of cooking oil . Then, Dr. Bracho explained and demonstrated the use of the fluorescence in microscopy techniques.