Students view prepared slides of pancreatic tissue and ficus leaves (ordering information provided) under a light microscope to view organelles: nucleus, cell wall, cell membrane, rough endoplasmic reticulum, and chloroplasts. Students then identify organelles based on electron micrographs (mitochondria, large central vacuole, golgi body, etc.). Finally students view entire cells as viewed under an electron microscope and identify the cell type based on organelle content.
In alignment with topic 1.2 in IB-SL and HL Biology 2016 curriculum. Also good for enrichment for a high school biology course.
Answer key and ordering information provided.