Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Microscopes: Cheek Cell Lab
View some animal cells under the microscope: your own!
Place a drop of iodine on a clean slide. Rub a toothpick along the inside of your cheek (not need to poke or jab, just a gentle rub). Dip the toothpick into the drop of iodine. Place a cover slip over the iodine and view under the microscope. You will note the irregular shape of the animal cell, as well as being able to identify the cell membrane and nucleus.