Cell Theory Cartoon

Updated: 8/18/2021
Cell Theory Cartoon

Storyboard Text

  • Robert Hooke invented a simple microscope, observed a piece of cork, then deemed the tiny boxes that made it up "cells". He was the 1st scientist to observe cells.
  • Anton van Leeuwenhoek created one of the best microscopes, and went on to make many more. He studied bacteria and other living organisms with them.
  • Matthias Schleiden used a microscope to study plants. He figured out that plants are made of cells. This was the beginning of the discovery of the cell theory. 
  • Theodor Schwann worked with animal cells. He and Schleiden worked together, and figured out 2 things. 1, all living things are made of cells, and 2, cells are the smallest living things.
  • Rudolf Virchow figured out that cells come from other cells, which is now the 3rd part of the cell theory.
  • Aha!
  • Rita Levi-Montalcini was a doctor, who's best known for her study of chemicals that help cells grow. She even earned a Nobel Prize for her work.