Sophomores Observe Onion Roots With Microscope

Sophomore honors biology students recently completed a lab studying the stages of mitosis under the supervision of biology teacher Erica Everett. In the lab, pairs were given fragments of onion root to observe with compound light microscopes. Everett has been teaching students about mitosis with variations with this lab for about twenty years. Everett uses this particular lab because it gives students the ability to visualize and form a greater understanding of what cells look like while they are dividing, and how chromosomes and cells look during mitosis.