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Monday, September 27, 2010

Classification Chapter 5

Terms from our book: The Kingdoms of Life: Classification Chapter 5
The Microscope: A Tool for Scientists

Microscope: An instrument with powerful lenses that magnifies very small things so that they can be seen and studied

Microorganisms: Living things which are too small to be seen without the aid of a microscope

Cell: The basic unit of all living things

Cytoplasm: The jellylike matter inside a living cell

Cell Membrane: The thin covering of a cell

Electron Microscopes: A large machine which uses a beam of electrons to magnify the image of an object

The Electron Microscope was recently invented in the 1930’s. This new invention enabled scientists to observe inside of the cells.

Draw a picture of a Prokaryotic cell. Draw a picture of an Animal Eukaryotic cell. What are the main differences?

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