Seeing the difference: eukaryotes and prokaryotes
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Eukaryotes Project

Cheek cell
Human cheek cells (seen through a microscope at 400X)

The best way to understand cells better is to look at some through a microscope. If you don't have a microscope yourself, try going to a science museum or try to raise money to get one for your school. Once you have a microscope, put a plant cell under it (like from an onion skin) and try to find the nucleus and the outside membrane and the vacuoles. Put an animal cell under it (like from your own cheek) and try to find the nucleus and the outside membrane.


What are Eukaryotes?
Sponges
Plants
Animals

Bibliography and further reading:

What are the parts of a cell?
Biology
Chemistry
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