Viewing animal cells under the microscope and calculating magnification

In this lesson you will learn the method of how to view an animal cell under the microscope. The lesson will also take you through some exam questions on finding magnification using a scale and an image of a cell.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.Which part of the plant cell performs photosynthesis?

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Q2.Which part of the microscope can be rotated so you can select which objective lens to use?

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Q3.Which of the following is true about the use of iodine when observing onion cells under the microscope?

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Q4.If a cell of width 0.2 mm is under 200x magnification, what is the width of its image?

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Q5.If a cell is under 400x magnification and the width of the image is 1mm, what is its actual size?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.Which part of the plant cell performs photosynthesis?

1/5

Q2.Which part of the microscope can be rotated so you can select which objective lens to use?

2/5

Q3.Which of the following is true about the use of iodine when observing onion cells under the microscope?

3/5

Q4.If a cell of width 0.2 mm is under 200x magnification, what is the width of its image?

4/5

Q5.If a cell is under 400x magnification and the width of the image is 1mm, what is its actual size?

5/5

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Quiz:

Viewing animal cells and applying the magnification equation

Select the best answer for each of the questions below.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.What is the cell wall of plant cell made of?

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Q2.Convert 9 mm into μm.

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Q3.What is the magnification equation?

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Q4.What is the equipment you will need to measure the image size of a cell on your exam paper?

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Q5.Which dye do we use when we view human cheek cells under the microscope?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Viewing animal cells and applying the magnification equation

Select the best answer for each of the questions below.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.What is the cell wall of plant cell made of?

1/5

Q2.Convert 9 mm into μm.

2/5

Q3.What is the magnification equation?

3/5

Q4.What is the equipment you will need to measure the image size of a cell on your exam paper?

4/5

Q5.Which dye do we use when we view human cheek cells under the microscope?

5/5

Lesson summary: Viewing animal cells under the microscope and calculating magnification

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