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Laboratory Activity # 2: PLANT AND ANIMAL CELLS WORKSHEET Do NOT include the instructions and guide questions handout

when submitting this worksheet.


Section & Group No.: CNs & Names: Date(s) performed: Date(s) submitted: A. Plant Cells. Draw and write down your observations as required. Each figure should have a number and a title (see Fig. #1 as example). Label the cell parts in your drawing. Have your drawings signed by your teacher.

Fig. # 1. Onion skin unstained at 100X Observations:

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Signature:

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B. Animal Cell. Draw and write down your observations as required. Each figure should have a number and a title (see Fig. #1 as example). Label the cell parts in your drawing. Have your drawings signed by your teacher.

Fig. # Observations:

Fig. # Observations:

Signature:

Signature:

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NOTE: Do NOT include this page when you submit your worksheet (pp 1-2) as part of your lab report. C. Exploring Further. Answer the following guide questions in the lab report for this activity. Exhaust all possible answers but be clear and concise. 1. Explain how plant cells are different from animal cells. What parts are present in one type but absent in the other, and what are these cell parts for? Your answers may not necessarily be in paragraph form (i.e., how could you best explain your comparison of the two cell types?) 2. How do stains/dyes work? Explain the choices for cell specimens (epidermal cells (onion, cheek), Hydrilla leaf cells) and the stains/dyes (iodine solution, methylene blue) used in this laboratory activity. Are there any advantages/disadvantages in using these particular cells and stains/dyes? 3. Briefly describe the process of cyclosis. Were you able to observe cyclosis in your Hydrilla sample? Design a simple experiment to explore the process of cyclosis in plant cells. Clearly identify your setups (control and experimental), and your variables (independent, dependent, and constant).

Your lab report will be graded according to the criteria given in the Style Sheet that was used to grade your 1st lab report (on the Ecology lab activity), with the following exceptions: III. Data and Results (9 pts) - This will consist of the original data worksheet itself, together with the prelab (if required by your teacher), with the teachers signature wherever needed on the worksheet - Data should be complete, accurate - All figures are properly labeled - NO written summary of the data needed Analysis and Discussion (25 pts) - Essay form (NOT question-answer format), unless otherwise specified - Use the 3rd person passive voice instead of 1st person active voice of verbs - Important biological concepts are discussed at appropriate length (e.g., definition of terms, etc.) - Clearly and correctly answer the guide questions given, integrating them into the discussion as a whole (i.e., not necessarily answered in the order given) - Clearly address the objectives of the activity (i.e., Were the objectives satisfied?) - ANTI-PLAGIARISM: Sources are properly acknowledged (in-text citation), and paraphrasing is done correctly (see handout on citing references and paraphrasing) - Well-constructed paragraphs, no writing errors, etc. - Since this is an exploratory rather than an investigative laboratory activity, this part of the lab report simply aims to have you explore more about the characteristics of plants and animal cells, and the microscopy techniques utilized to study them. Not much analysis of data is required here; simply answer the guide questions completely but concisely.

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