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A Cell-A-Bration of LIfe Bell work Complete Engage Section on lab key question and student predictions- how would plant and animal cells be different if you looked at them under a microscope
Viewing Plant Cells In the lab, we cut an onion and removed a tiny portion of the inside where cells can be viewed. To make it easier to see the cells and the nucleus, a drop of iodine was placed on the slide. Normal onion cells are clear (or white) but the ones pictured are orange due to the iodine stain. Use these images to complete the lab.lab On the onion cells, the cell walls divide individual cells. Each orange dot you see is actually a nucleus. A single slide view on low power can show dozens of cells
Onion Cells – Low power (40x)
Onion Cells - Medium Power (100x)
Onion Cells - High Power (400x)
Elodea is a common aquarium plant.
Elodea - Scanning (40x) The green dots you see are actually chloroplasts. You can see them move throughout the cell - a phenomenon called "cytoplasmic streaming“. The nuclei of the plant cells here are difficult to see because the chloroplasts take up so much space in the cell. On the image below, the nucleus in two of the cells is seen as dark blobs in the center.
Elodea - Low (40x)
Elodea – Medium Power (100x)
Elodea - High Power (400x)
Animal cells This slide was made by gently scrapping the inside of the cheek with a toothpick and then rubbing the toothpick on the slide. The cells were stained with Methylene blue because they would be clear if they were not stained.