Cells are the building blocks of all living things. The term ‘cell’ was first coined by Robert Hooke in the 16th century when he was studying different objects using the newly-invented microscopes. The following activities are designed to help students understand the difference between and functions of both plant and animal cells.
Students can complete this worksheet with their observations while doing the onion cheek experiment.
Onion Cheek Experiment
Directions: Discover and describe the differences between a plant cell and an animal cell. Fill out observations as you complete the experiment. Refer to the instructions provided by your teacher to guide you through the experiment.