Cheek Cell Practical

Topics: Cell nucleus, Bacteria, Gene Pages: 3 (257 words) Published: April 19, 2015
Cheek cell practical
Task 2

Risk assessment

HAZARD RISK MITIGATION Methylene blue stainswear apron/gloves Swab stick spreading bacteriadispose correctly

Microscope slide break/cut skin handle with care Cover slide break/cut skin handle with care Microscope drop/fall on foot position carefully

Method

1- Collect all equipment carefully and prepare for experiment 2- Using a swab stick gently rub the inside of the cheek
3- Smear the swab taken onto a microscope slide and dispose of swab stick properly 4- Put methylene blue on the microscope slide
5- Cover with microscope slip and wipe away any methylene blue from around the slide 6- Put microscope slip under microscope and set the focus

RESULT OF CHEEK CELL EXPERIMENT

Cell membrane- controls
Nucleolus- to assemble ribosomes what goes in and out of the cell

Nucleus – contains most of the cells
Genetic material

(www.people.eku.edu)
“Cells are the basic building blocks of all liking things. The human body is composed of trillions of cells. They provide structure for the body, take in nutrients from food, convert those nutrients into energy and carry out specialized functions. Cells also contain the body’s hereditary material and can copy themselves. Cells have many parts each with a different function. Some of these parts are called organelles. These are specialized structures that perform certain task within the cell” (Genetic home reference)

The aim of the experiment was to see a cell. In this experiment we managed to see a cell. The microscope used in the lab was not powerful to view other organelles.
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