Observing cells

1. Using your sketches and the photos you took of your plant and animal cells, explain:

                a. What do animal cells look like under the microscope? What cell structures are visible?

Animal cells look like it rounded shapes like eggs and I was able to see the nucleus in the cells.

               

                b. What do plant cells look like under the microscope? What cell structures are visible?

Plant cells look like rectangular shapes that are so close each other.

 

2. How can you tell plant cells and animal cells apart (if you only see them under the microscope)?

Animal cells are irregular shapes but plant cells are regular and constant.

3. We used methylene blue on the animal cell. Why was it important to treat animal cells with this compound?
Why didn’t we use it on the plant cells?

We can observe animal cells clearly, because animal cells don’t have a colouring matter, so we can’t compare them well. Plant cells have Chloroplast, so we can compare well without colouring matters.

4. Reflection:


What did you learn while doing this lab?

I learned the difference of animal cell and plant cell and the structure of those cells.


What questions arose while doing this lab? What are you curious about?

Why do they need to be in different shapes?

 

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