Spongelab | Build-A-Cell Overview Build-A-Cell is a drag and drop game to teach students about the organelles and organelle substructures within a plant, animal, bacterial, and fungal cell. How to play Build-a-Cell 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Teaching with Build-a-Cell Build-a-Cell is an awesome tool to introduce and teach concepts of cellular biology. Cell Models For life all cells have basic needs. Cells have diverged in their structure and function to accommodate these survival requirements. Here are some KEY TERMS to help you think, explore and search for similarities and significant differences that have become the characteristics of eukaryote (animal, plant) and prokaryotic (bacteria) cells. Reproduction / cell division Energy trapping, storage and consumption Form / shape / structure Cell specialization Compartmentalization of cell functions Communication within and beyond the cell Cell / organism survival
Animal Cell Anatomy Advertisement. EnchantedLearning.com is a user-supported site. As a bonus, site members have access to a banner-ad-free version of the site, with print-friendly pages.Click here to learn more. (Already a member? Click here.) The cell is the basic unit of life. The following is a glossary of animal cell terms: cell membrane - the thin layer of protein and fat that surrounds the cell. Related Pages: Parts of a Plant Cell Parts of a Plant Cell Click on a cell part to learn what it does! Back to the PlantQuest Process Page Cell Wall The cell wall is a rigid structure outside the cell membrane that supports and protects the cell (for plants, fungi, and some protists and bacteria). The cell wall is made of tough cellulose fibers and other materials made by the cell. Back to the top Cell Membrane The cell membrane is a structure that forms the outer boundary of the cell and allows only certain materials to move into and out of the cell. Food, oxygen and water move into the cell through the membrane. Golgi Bodies In cells, structures called Golgi Bodies are stacks of membrane-covered sacs that package and move proteins to the outside of the cell. Vacuole Membrane This is the thin layer that separates the vacuole from the cytoplasm. Vacuole Within a cell, a vacuole fills a role similar to a suitcase; as a temporary storage space for the cell. Vacuoles store water, food, pigments, waste or other materials. Nucleus Cytoplasm
Plant Cell Anatomy Advertisement. EnchantedLearning.com is a user-supported site. As a bonus, site members have access to a banner-ad-free version of the site, with print-friendly pages.Click here to learn more. (Already a member? The cell is the basic unit of life. The following is a glossary of plant cell anatomy terms. amyloplast - an organelle in some plant cells that stores starch. Related Pages: Cell Parts Definitions The nucleus is where the DNA is kept and RNA is transcribed. RNA is moved out of the nucleus through the nuclear pores. Proteins needed inside the nucleus are transported in through the nuclear pores. The nucleolus is usually visible as a dark spot in the nucleus, and is the location of ribosome formation. Ribosomes are where RNA is translated into protein. This process is called protein synthesis. The endoplasmic reticulum is the transport system for molecules needed for certain changes and specific destinations, instead of molecules that float freely in the cytoplasm. The lysosome is the digestive system in the cell. The cell membrane functions as a semi-permeable barrier, allowing a very few molecules across it while fencing the majority of organically produced chemicals inside the cell. The cytoplasm was defined earlier as the material between the plasma membrane (cell membrane) and the nuclear envelope. Like mitochondria, chloroplasts have their own DNA, termed cpDNA.
Cell Parts | ASU - Ask A Biologist Do All Cells Look the Same? Cells come in many shapes and sizes. Some cells are covered by a cell wall, other are not, some have slimy coats or elongated structures that push and pull them through their environment. In our body there are many different kinds of cells. What Are the Parts of the Cell? Have you ever wondered what the inside of a cell looks like? Plant and animal cells have many of the same organelles.
What is a cell? Cells are the basic building blocks of all living things. The human body is composed of trillions of cells. They provide structure for the body, take in nutrients from food, convert those nutrients into energy, and carry out specialized functions. Cells also contain the body’s hereditary material and can make copies of themselves. Cells have many parts, each with a different function. Some of these parts, called organelles, are specialized structures that perform certain tasks within the cell. Cytoplasm (illustration) Within cells, the cytoplasm is made up of a jelly-like fluid (called the cytosol) and other structures that surround the nucleus. Cytoskeleton The cytoskeleton is a network of long fibers that make up the cell’s structural framework. Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) (illustration) This organelle helps process molecules created by the cell. Golgi apparatus (illustration) The Golgi apparatus packages molecules processed by the endoplasmic reticulum to be transported out of the cell.