Form 1:
The Cell

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Specific Objectives

By the end of the topic, the learner should be able to:

a) Define the cell.

b) State the purpose of a light microscope.

c) Identify the parts of a light microscope and state their functions.

d) Use and care for the light microscope and state the magnification.

e) Identify the components of a cell as seen under the light and electron microscopes and relate their structure to functions.

f) Compare plant and animal.

g) Mount and stain temporary slides of plant cells.

h) Estimate cell size.

i) State the differences between cells, tissues, organs and organ systems.

Practical activities.

•Observe, identify, draw and state the functions of parts of the light microscope.

•Prepare and observe temporary slides of plant cells.

•Observe prepared slides of animal cells.

•Compare plant and animal cells.

•Observe, estimate size and calculate magnification of plant cells.

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