Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Cheek Cells by Tatia

Today in room 4 we got to look at cheek cells. We had to look at them through microscopes it was really cool looking at our own cells.During that time whenever my group (Me,Farah and Terapi) looked at the microscope we saw really weird designs like tiny circles and paint! When we looked at the highest setting we could see the cells.

What we needed:
1* Lolly pop stick
2*Slide
3*Sodium Chloride
4*Methylene Blue (stain)


What we needed to do:
1* Put a lolly pop stick inside our mouths and rub it on our cheeks but not too hard
2* Then we had to wipe the lolly pop stick on a slide.
3*Next we added a drop of sodium chloride on top of the slide
4*Finally we added a drop of methylene blue to stain the water and cells blue. This meant that our slides were ready to go under the microscopes

First it looked like this:
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But under higher magnification (closer up) it looks like this:

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1 comment:

  1. Kia Ora PES Room 4! My name is Katelynn and I am a year 8 student at Grey Main School in Totara 1.

    WOW! This looks really interesting and fun. I like how you included photos and told us with lots of detail how and what you did. This reminded me of when my class did some science.

    Keep up the great work PES Room 4!

    Katelynn
    Totara 1

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