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A cell is like a car
The nucleus of a cell would be like the
driver of a car, they control the
Cell membrane is like the doors on a
car. They regulate what goes in/out.
The cell wall in a plant cell is like the
frame on a car. The frame supports the
car as the cell wall supports the plant.
The endoplasmic reticulum is like the
fuel lines on a car. It lets a passage way
for fuel to flow like proteins do in the
endoplasmic reticulum
Golgi apparatus is like the fuel pump
on a car. The fuel pump pushes the
fuel to the carburetor like the golgi
apparatus pushes/sends the package.
Mitochondrion is like the battery on a
car. It gives the motor energy so it can
run like the mitochondrion produces
energy for the cell.
The vacuole stores waste like the gas
tank stores its fuel.
The ribosome produces protein for the
cell as the alternator produces energy
for the battery to stay charged.
Comparing Plant and Animal Cells
• A plant cell has cell walls to support it but an animal cell
has a cytoskeleton to support it.
• A plant cell uses photosynthesis and respiration to breath
but an animal cell only uses respiration to breath
• Plant cells have a chloroplast to absorb energy while an
animal cell has no chloroplast
• Plant cells are green because of the chlorophyll but animal
cells are usually pink/red by blood
• Plant cells have one large vacuole to store waste in but an
animal cells have many small vacuoles to store waste in.
• Plant cells are usually square shaped because on the cell
wall holding them together while animal cells can be any
shape because they have no cell walls supporting them.