Honors Living Environment students attend a histotechnology career day field trip. Students observed tissue fixed in alcohol that could be prepared for viewing under the microscope. They then got to do some hands-on embedding of buttons in paraffin and placed these materials into a microtome, turned the wheel and used forceps to pull sections after cutting to place in a water bath. Students got to make prepared slides just like histotechnologists do. The staining process was explained and we viewed slides under super powered microscopes of images of particular tissues. We were able to see the difference between what is normal verses abnormal (cancer cells). The students really enjoyed the trip and said how informative the presentation and activities were.

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