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Cheek Cells

This is a basic lab that sets up further discussions and activities in regards to cells.

The first question I use as my "First Five" for my students at the beginning of class. I have it written on the front board as they walk in.  The students give their answers to all questions on the back of the worksheet.

The page number is from the Life Science Textbook that I am using currently.  Whatever text you are using, have your class read about the "Cell Structure" and the components the cell is made of. 


  1. Blank slides and cover slips
  2. toothpicks
  3. iodine (use an eyedropper if necessary)
  4. Microscope(s)
  5. Worksheet Below
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