Tutorial: How to Prepare an Onion Slide Sample

How would a single layer plant cell appear under a microscope?

Onions are made up of several layers with a membrane separating each layer. The transparent layers of onion bulb skin do not contain chloroplasts and chlorophyll. It exists as a single layer of epidermal cells that store energy.

In this video tutorial, we will learn how to prepare and observe an onion sample using the Old Ted Kids Microscope and the included complete accessory kit.

Let us show you how we can gather and observe such samples using an onion skin.

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