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Discovering Cells

Life Science - Middle School

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Discovering Cells © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 94-4723 Visit www.newpathlearning.com for Online Learning Resources. What Is a Cell? The cell is the basic building block of all living organisms. It is the smallest unit of an organism that can carry out the functions of life. amoeba bacteria plant cells (onion) Robert Hooke Robert Hooke was one of the first people to observe cells using his own compound microscope in 1663. Cork Cells To Hooke, a very thin slice of cork under the microscope appeared to be made up of little empty boxes, which he named cells. Image drawn by Hooke, 1665
© Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 94-4723 Visit www.newpathlearning.com for Online Learning Resources. Pause and Review Look at plant cells and animal cells under a microscope. Draw each under low, medium and high power. Don’t forget to label your drawings. Discovering Cells Plant Cells Animal Cells