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What are cells?
All living things are made up of one or more tiny room-like structures. These structures are called cells. Cells are the basic units of all living things. All cells are made up of matter. The three most common elements in living matter are carbon, hydrogen and oxygen.
How to look at cells?
Cells are very small and we cannot see them by using our naked eyes, so to see them, we use a microscope.
Who discover and call cells 'Cells'
An English scientist Robert Hooke (1635 - 1703) used a microscope to look at the bark and leaves of various plants and draw tiny structures which looked like small rooms. He called them 'cells' because he thought they looked like monastery cells.