Discovering Cells

Science, Grade 6

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Table Of Contents: Discovering Cells

1. Animal 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.
2. Robert Hooke
Robert Hooke was one of the first people to observe cells using his own compound microscope in 1663.
3. Cork Cells
To Hooke, the very thin slice of cork under the microscope appeared to be made up of little empty boxes, which he named cells.