You now know what your plants actually look like in reality (as opposed to just seeing artwork on a seed packet), but what do they look like at the microscopic level? Use your recently polished microscope skills to find out by preparing a wet mount slide and taking a closer look! After your peek at your plant's leaf tissue under the microscope, take a nibble of a leaf and then prepare and publish a write-up with the title "Cell-ebration Bonus".
In your post, address the following questions and, if possible, include some pictures of the images coming out of the microscope:
- What does your plant taste like? Is the flavor what you expected? Would you eat it on a regular basis? Why or why not? What are some significant nutrients in your plant's tissues that could benefit your own cells?
- What did your plant's tissues look like at the three different levels of magnification we have been using (40x, 100x, 400x)? Describe in detail what you saw and include some photos too.