Plant and Animal Cells
Created By: M. Mitchell-Pellett
For: Science 14
"Structure & Function of Plant & Animal Cells"
-Organelles (parts of a cell that carry out a particular function or role and are made of molecules)
-Cell (is the smallest unit of life and the building block of all living organisms)
-Tissues (tissues are formed when cells combine to carry out a task. Muscles used to move your eyes are tissues)
-Organs (when two or more tissues combine and work together. Examples are the heart or stomach organs)
-Systems (Organs work together in systems, such as stomach, liver, and pancreas that work together in our digestive system)
-Organisms (Human beings are organisms that are composed of many systems)
Parts of a Cell
The parts of the cell (organelles ) that are important for you to know are: the Nucleus , Cytoplasm , Mitochondrion , Vacuole , Endoplasmic Reticulum , Golgi Body , Cell Membrane , Cell Wall , and Chloroplast
The Cell Membrane separates the inner parts of the cell from the surrounding environment. This is a semi-permeable membrane, in that it allows some things in such as water and food molecules, but keeps out other things that may be harmful or unnecessary. Both plant and animal cells have a Cell Membrane.
Review the parts of the cell you have learned thus far through this interactive game.
Difference Between Plant and Animal Cells
The major differences between plant and animal cells are:
1 . Plant cells have a cell wall, and animal cells do not.
2. Plant cells have chloroplasts which gives plants a green color. Animal cells do not have chloroplasts.