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Magnifying and Observing Cells

Magnifying and Observing Cells

Companion slide set for the video demonstration of how to teach the lesson, "Magnifying and Observing Cells." Students make slides of cells from an onion skin and an Elodea leaf to observe under a microscope, and learn that all organisms are composed of cells.

Author(s): Barbara Tharp, MS, and Nancy Moreno, PhD
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Magnifying and Observing Cells

Materials for Each Group of Students

Safety Considerations

What Are These?

Typical Parts of Plant Cells

Preparing Wet Mount Slides of Plant Cells

Making a Wet Mount Slide

Comparing Onion and Elodea Cells

Let’s Talk About It: Comparing Cells

Most Organisms are Single-Celled

Funded by the following grant(s)

Science Education Partnership Award, NIH

Science Education Partnership Award, NIH

Grant Number: 5R25RR018605