The Cell Theory

Luke Simonson period 2

Parts of the Cell Theory

1.all cells come from existing cells.

2.All living things are made of cells.

3.Cells are the basic unit of life and function in living things.

Robert Hooke

Discovered cell theory in 1665 while examining a piece of cork under a microscope.


Anton van Leeuwenhoek

Was the first man to study live cells in 1674


Theodor Schwann

Discovered that all animals are made of cells in 1839


Matthias Schleidan

Discovered that all plants are made of cells in 1838


Rudolph Virchow

Discovered that all cells come from existing cells in 1855