A Break Down of the Cell

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Cell Analogy

A Nucleus is like the city hall. The Nucleus directs the activities of all organelles. The City hall controls all activity that occurs in the city.

The mitochondria are like the power plants. The mitochondrion converts chemical energy into energy for the cell. The power plants provide energy to all parts of the city.

The vacuole is like the land fill. The vacuole stores materials containing water, food, or waste. The land fill stores harmful waste products safely.

The Golgi apparatus is like the post office. The Golgi apparatus is to modify, sort, and package proteins and other materials from the endoplasmic reticulum for storage in the cell. The post office labels packages and ship goods.

The ribosomes are like workers in a factory. The ribosomes are small particles found throughout the cytoplasm and produce protein by following coded instructions that come from the nucleus. The workers in the factory are told by their boss on what to make.

A chloroplast is like solar panels. Chloroplasts capture the suns energy and convert that into energy for the cell. Solar panels capture the suns energy and turn it into energy for electricity or heating.

The cell wall is like a building. The cell wall provides support and protection for the cell. A building protects the inside from harsh elements and allows materials to enter through certain entrances or exits.

The Cytoplasm is like jello. The cytoplasm is what holds all the organelles together. The jello holds all the fruit that’s inside.
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