Viewing Human Cheek Cells

In this lab, we took a sample of our own cells by scraping the inside of the cheek with a toothpick. The sample was then stained with methylene blue, so the cells could be viewed at 40x, 100x, and 400x. The following images simulate what would be seen at each magnification.

Cheek cells 40x.

Cheek Cells, 100x

Cheek cells, 400x