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Describe Plant & Animal Cells

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Examine and describe plant and animal cells using compound microscopes 0707.1.1


Links verified on 6/12/2014


  1. Bring 'em Back Alive - techniques for finding and studying live microorganisms
  2. Cells and Tissues: What Is Seen Through a Microscope - select one of the links below the title to see detailed descriptions of cells and tissues seen through a microscope
  3. Dissecting Microscope - short explanation from the Science Explorations section of Scholastic.com
  4. Index of Microscope Simulations - list of several simulations of microscope views This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  5. Light Microscope - description of a variety of techniques used with light microscopes [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  6. Magnification Module - This interactive Java tutorial explores the effect of increasing magnification (equivalent to changing microscope objectives) on the ability to resolve features in a sample. [look at the onion root mitosis sample] This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  7. Microscope Slides - examples of three types of slides; prepared slides, fresh mounts, and stained fresh mounts [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  8. Stereoscopic Zoom Microscope - This interactive Java tutorial explores imaging control and zoom magnification of specimens. [take a look at the fly head] This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  9. Tissues of Life - select one of the four types of tissue to see each under a microscope This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  10. Virtual Scanning Electron Microscopy - examine fourteen different objects (most are animals) - students can change magnification and other factors This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data

A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

 

 

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