This Lab activity guides students through looking at different protists under the microscope: Amoebas, Paramecium, Euglena, Volvox, as well as a plant cell and an animal cell. The questions in the lab report are aligned to 7th-grade essential science standards about protists and plant and animal cells. The lab report includes follow up higher-order thinking questions to push students to understand cell biology at a deeper level. The lab activity is very exciting, engaging, and rigorous. Looking at live organisms under the microscope brings science to life for students!!