In this lab activity, we will explore cells, specific organelles, tissues, cell structures and their functions within specific cells. In order to examine cells, we need to use the microscope effectively. Throughout the course we will examine the various tissues and cells (histology) in greater detail as we discuss the structures that they compose. For example; we will revisit osteoblasts as we discuss the skeletal system, and erythrocytes (image to the right) when we discuss the cardiovascular system.
At the end of this lab, you will be able to:
- Use the microscope effectively to determine specific cellular types and structures.
- Identify and give the function of the main components of the microscope.
- Calculate the diameter of the field of view (fov) from low power to high power.
- Provide accurate measurement of cells (μm).
- Identify and explain the functions of eukaryotic cellular organelles including the nucleus, nucleolus, cell membrane, cell wall, mitochondria, and ribosomes.
- Identify, draw, measure, and label various examples of the prepared tissues (histology).
- Explain features, functions, and locations of represented tissue groups (research).