Today, we went for a walk around our neighborhood and saw lots of wild strawberries. We thought that they’d be interesting to check out so we both picked a couple and put them under our Foldscopes.
The strawberries are very round and not very transparent, so when we got home we sliced them into two thin sections; the skin and seeds, and the leaves of the strawberry.
The first thing we noticed was that the wild strawberries seemed to be watery, but we suspected that rather than water, it was the juice of the strawberry that was released when we sliced up the strawberry. We also noticed that each of the seeds were very visible, as giant red spots under the Foldscope.
When we looked at the part with the leaves, we could clearly see the cells of the strawberry, which looked almost like a honeycomb!