4 Plant Versus Animal Cells Plant and animal cells are similar. They both have a Nucleus, Cytoskeleton, Mitochondrion, Ribosome, Endoplasmic Reticulum, Golgi apparatus, and Lysosome.An animal cell has other things like multiple vacuoles, and centrioles.A plant cell has organelles like one large vacuole, a chloroplast, and a rigid cell wall.
8 A Nucleus Is Like A Living Room The nucleus is like a living room because it is the center of the cell.In most houses, the living room is where the most action happens; families and friends gather, entertainment is produced and much more.In a cell, some of the more important things happen in the nucleus; transcription, translation and replication.
12 The Endoplasmic Reticulum Is Like A Hallway The Endoplasmic reticulum is like a hallway because it is a passage way for proteins to move in and out of the cell just as a hallway is a passage to move around in a house.
16 The Mitochondrion Is Like Electricity The mitochondrion is like electricity because it is what gives the cell its energy and power.Electricity powers the house and makes it so that the house can function its appliances.The mitochondrion are also called the “powerhouse” of the cell.
18 The Vacuole Is Like A Refrigerator The vacuole is like a refrigerator because it stores food and water.Vacuoles also store the waste from the cell, making it the only difference from a refrigerator.
20 The Ribosome Is Like A Kitchen The ribosome is like a kitchen because it is where food is transformed and cooked to be consumed and changed into energy.The ribosome is where the proteins are changed (where translation takes place).