- Complete IBI Handouts 33.
Today we observed amoeba and volvox, two examples of protists. Here's what you need to do:
- Download both handouts and review the instructions.
- Use the videos below to make observations of the organisms.
- Complete both handouts.
You received three handouts today:
- 1/14 Procedure
- IBI Handout 33: Amoeba Observations
- IBI Handout 34: Volvox Observations
Below are several videos showing the amoeba and volvox. Use these to help you make your observations.
The following video shows an amoeba feeding an another microorganism.
General Amoeba Video
The following is a compilation of several videos of the amoeba.
The amoeba on the left clearly shows a full contractile vacuole and a nucleus. You can identify them by the difference in color. Which one do you think is filled with water? Which one do you think contains the genetic material?
Volvox Moving Video
The following is a video that shows the movement of Volvox.
Volvox High Magnification
The following shows a video of the Volvox at high magnification. This video shows the flagella, the