Cells & Microscopes

  • Topic:

    In the Cells and Microscopes unit, we learn the proper use of compound microscopes.  Students explore the microscopic world and discover that living things are composed of cells.  Some organisms are single celled and some are made of many cells.  Students observe differences between plant and animal cells.  The connection between structure and function is investigated.

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    Famous People:

     

     

    Anton Van Leeuwenhoek

     

     

    Robert Hooke

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Magnification:

     

     

    arm

    hand lens

    slide

    barrel (body tube)

    lens

    specimen

    base

    light

    stage

    cover slip

    magnify

    stage clips

    diameter

    microscope

    stage opening

    diaphragm

    microscopic

    stain

    eyepiece

    objective lens

    water drop lens

    field of vision (view)

    power of magnification

    wheel adjustment

    focus

    revolving nosepiece

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Cells:

     

     

    amoeba

    chromosomes

    organelle

    animal cell

    cytoplasm

    oxygen

    carbon dioxide

    DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid)

    paramecium

    cell

    function

    plant cell

    cell membrane

    life functions

    structure

    cell wall

    mitochondria

    unicellular

    cellular respiration

    multi-cellular

    vacuoles

    chlorophyll

    nucleus

    virus

    chloroplast

     

     

     

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