Finding Stomata

What's stomata with you? Video shows a step-by-step lab that allows pupils to view the stomata from both monocot and dicot plants. It also briefly touches on guard cells. Video is the first in a series of seven.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have students find a stomata during a classroom experiment
Classroom Considerations

  • Remember YouTube videos have comments open to the public and they may not be appropriate
  • Experiment requires fresh leaves, clear nail polish, clear tape, and a microscope
  • Video is the first in a series of seven
Pros

  • Includes closed captioning that can help your class follow along
  • Provides a lab review worksheet
Cons

  • None
Common Core