In this experiment, we took a thin slice of cork and looked at it under our microscope. Through the lens of our microscope, we “discovered” cells, just as Robert Hooke did over 300 years ago.
We also examined our cheek cells. Which gave the boys an opportunity to do a wet mount.
Next, we examined Human Cell Mucus, Mitosis - Onion Root and Mixed Bacteria Smear slides. This week they also had lab sheets to complete and a quiz.
Below is a slice of cork under the microscope. The first and last photo above are also cork.