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Cells under a Microscope

onion cell
An onion cell (seen through a microscope)

You can see individual cells for yourself if you can get access to a regular light microscope, perhaps at your school, or at the science museum. Kids often start by looking at an onion cell stained with a little iodine to make the nucleus and the wall easier to see.

You can also get a lens that will attach to your iphone camera that will magnify enough to see cells.

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Professor Carr

Karen Eva Carr, PhD.
Assoc. Professor Emerita, History
Portland State University

Professor Carr holds a B.A. with high honors from Cornell University in classics and archaeology, and her M.A. and PhD. from the University of Michigan in Classical Art and Archaeology. She has excavated in Scotland, Cyprus, Greece, Israel, and Tunisia, and she has been teaching history to university students for a very long time.

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