Mitochondria Plant and animal Function: generates energy “Power House” Analogy: Generator because it runs the mail belts, shoots, and transportation networks.
Ribosomes Plant and animal Function: Builds the proteins; catalyzes the synthesis of cell proteins Analogy: Labeling and capping machines because they package the protein, in this case the mail, for delivery.
Nucleus Plant and animal Function: Contains genetic material “brain” Analogy: Computer data base because it contains information like addresses and delivery which are essential to the mail room.
Endoplasmic Reticulum Plants and animals Function: Makes proteins “factory” Analogy: Mail room because it contains all the machines and data bases necessary for transporting and maintaining the mail.
Golgi Apparatus Plants and animals Function: Modifies the protein and sends it away “ups” Analogy: The mail truck because it take the mail away from the postal office
Centrioles Animals Function: They form organizing centers for mitotic spindles Analogy: Cubbies in the mail room because they organize the mail into different cubbies by mail right.
Plasma/Cell Membrane Plant and animal Function: The semi- fluid membrane controls what goes in and out of the cell Analogy: The mail chute because it allows some letters to pass through the shoot freely while redirecting larger packages to a belt.
Lysosomes Animals Function: Breaks down the cells old macromolecules for recycling Analogy: The return center because they take the mail with no address or the wrong address to the recycling center where it is redistributed.
Cytoplasm/Cytosol Plant and animals Function: It is the fluid that organelles float in Analogy: Workers because they put the mail in the cubbies and hold the mail room together.
Chloroplasts Plants Function: Photosynthesis occurs inside Analogy: The plant inside the mail room because it allows photosynthesis to occur in the workroom.
Cytoskeleton Plant and animal Function: Gives the cell structure Analogy: The mail building itself contains the mail so it can be delivered and processed.
Vacuole Plant Function: Stores water Analogy: Mail bin because it stores the mail that has not been sorted yet.
Cell Wall Plant Function: A wall consisting of stiff supporting fibers Analogy: Route boundaries because it contains the mail to strict distribution points.