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  • In this activity, students are introduced to cells. They learn that we are made up of cells. Students also learn how to use a microscope to observe onion cells.

    By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

    • explain very simply what a cell is
    • explain in simple terms how people grow
    • use a microscope to observe onion cells.

    Download the Word file (see link below) for:

    • introduction/background notes
    • what you need
    • what to do.

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