McCarter Biology

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Using a Microscope to Identify Plant Cell Structures


Learning Goals:  to become adept at using a compound light microscope, measuring in micrometers, and comparing/contrasting organelles from plant and animal cells.

Key concepts:  use and structure of the compound light microscope, how to make a wet mount, stains, measuring the size of a cell, plant and animal cell organelles.

Pre-lab for Microscope Lab

download a copy of the Microscope/Cells Lab

Stomata and plant cell structure information





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