compare the aniaml cell to a house ■Cell membrane ■Cell wall (plant cell only) ■Chloroplasts (plant cell only) ■Cytoplasm ■Cytoskeleton ■Endoplasmic reticulum ■Golgi bodies ■Lysosomes (animal cell only) ■Mitochondria ■Nucleus ■Ribosomes ■Vacuoles
Cell Membrane = Wall Sheathing of a house Cell wall (plant cell only) = Pilaster of a House Chloroplasts (plant cell only) = Solar Panels (?) (Not very common in most houses), Power Switches, or a Fuse box of the house Cytoplasm = this is difficult to compare to a house, because the Cytoplasm is like the water inside the snow globe… so I guess, the Cytoplasm is furniture inside the house (?) Cytoskeleton = Like the cytoplasm, but this has more form, and supports the structure of the cell, in a house, this could be the supporting beams or pillars. Endoplasmic reticulum = this will be a sort of regulator for air temperature, insulation, and humidity in the house. Typically, when looking at a cell, E.R. (Short for Endoplasmic Reticulum) looks like the walls that divide the sections of the house, but the E.R. does more than look like walls of a maze, it has a vital role in the beginning of RNA assembly/Protein synthesis. Golgi bodies = The Golgi bodies are much related to the E.R., so, if the E.R. is the intake regulator, the Golgi is like the exhaustion regulator for the air-filter inside the house. Lysosomes (animal cell only) = The lysosomes are particles floating inside the cell’s Cytoplasm that breaks down proteins… as well as foreign viruses and bacteria, and sends them over to the Mitochondria for energy. This is like the Sink-erator in the house, or a compactor, or a shredder. Mitochondria = Since the Mitochondria functions after the Lysosome, it could be another “assimilator” in the house, but the Mitochondria does much more important things such as taking oxygen to break down sugars and make energy. Maybe in a house, this is a compost converter. Nucleus = this could be the master part of the house, containing all the important documents, belongings, etc. Ribosomes = translates messenger RNA’s into proteins. In a house, this could be a—modem or a phone line. Vacuoles = In a house, this is the Fridge. The Storage of food. Or a food cabinet.
cell membrane- like a door, lets certain things in or out cell wall- like the bricks, provides protection chloroplasts- like the kitchen, provides food cytoplasm- like the frame of the house, holds everything in place *not rigid* cytoskeleton- like the cytoplasm but is rigid endoplasmic reticulum- like the air filter golgi body- like the chimney, gets rid of waste mitochondria- like a sinkerator, breaks down oxygen to make energy nucleus- the office room, store and gives out important tasks or roles ribosomes- like a telephone, send messages around a cell vacoules- like the fridge or trash can, stores food/waste
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