Microscopes and the Cell
3.16) Pre-Lab 3 – Microscopes and the Cell (GRADED ASSIGNEMNT)
Please answer the following questions as completely as possible, using full sentences. You can return to this assignment at any point until it is due. The questions are based on the assigned lab, so please work on this task as you read through the material in the lab manual. Your submission for this assignment will be the uploaded images of your handwritten work that you did in your composition book. All responses must be written or drawn by hand in your composition book. The information in your composition book should be input and made accessible to the reader as an illustrated log of your knowledge.
Late work will not be accepted.
- What is a compound microscope?
- List and describe eight of the twelve basic parts of a compound microscope.
- Based on the directions provided in the manual, explain in your own words how to observe a cell under each power of magnification.
- Use Google to learn about the structure of plant and animal cells. Look at images. Draw and label the following in your composition book:
- An animal cell: label the cell membrane, nucleus, and cytoplasm
- A plant cell: label the cell membrane, nucleus, and cytoplasm
- What is meant by the concept of complementarity of structure and function?
- What are animal epithelial cells? How are they structured? Use your own words. Describe the complimentarily of structure and function for animal epithelial cells.
- What are plant vascular bundle cells? How are they structured? Use you own words. Describe the complimentarily of structure and function for plant vascular bundle cells.
- Draw and label the following in your composition book:
- A diagram of an animal epithelial cell.
- A diagram of a plant epithelial cell.
- Provide a brief (4-6 sentences) discussion of the relevance of the compound microscope to the process of science. Include an example of how microscopes have changed our perspective of the world.