For Module 6 our assignment was to look at a cork under the microscope. I have never thought of doing this before.
I had Sir Husband slice a few specimens from a wine cork. I knew he would be able to slice it thin enough for our experiment. I also brought in a cork for the students to slice. They need that experiment. Yes, someone poked themselves with the scalpel, but I let them know ahead of time that I am not responsible for their mistakes. 😀 All was well.
So, here is a photo of the cork at 40X. We could not see the organelles. The thick cell walls are very visible as well as the shape of the individual plant cells.
And at 10X
Next was the onion skin. The cells of the onion skin are really amazing to see. You’ll notice the same cell shape as the cork, but the nucleus is visible. Notice the nucleus is not in the same place in every cell.
Next Tuesday the students will be bringing in their edible cells. I am really looking forward to seeing their creativity.