Transcript The Cell
The Cell By: Heath Roland The Nucleus is like a brain, the nucleus controls the cell almost like the brain controls a human body. The cell membrane is like a mouth. The cell membrane regulates what goes in and out of the cell. The mouth takes things in and out of the body. The cell wall surrounds the cell and keeps things out. It’s like human skin, our skin keeps out harmful bacteria and etc. that could harm our bodies. The Endoplasmic Reticulum is like veins. The Endoplasmic Reticulum forms passage ways through the cell. Veins are passage ways for blood to flow through the body. Golgi Apparatus is like nerves. Golgi Apparatus modifies, sorts, and packages macromolecules for cell secretion. Nerves send movement back and forth through the body. The Mitochondrion is like a stomach. Mitochondrion produces ATP through respiration, and regulates cellular metabolism. A stomach digests food and produces waste. The vacuole is like white blood cells. The vacuole isolates materials that might be harmful or a threat to the cell. White blood cells protect the body from harmful bacteria, such as illnesses. The Ribosome is like pores. Ribosomes produce proteins, and pores produce sweat. Plant and Animal Cells • Plant cells have a cell wall (outside) for structure/support, while animal cells have a cytoskeleton (inside) for structure/support. • Plant Cells are square in shape. • Animal cells can be any shape. • Plant cells have a process called photosynthesis (chloroplast) and cell respiration (mitochondria), while animal cells only go through cell respiration (mitochondria). • Plant cells have on large, central vacuole, and animal cells have many small vacuoles.