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 above) for:

  • introduction/background notes
  • what you need
  • what to do.
    Published 27 October 2010