Cells And Organelles

By Morgan French

Cell Membrane

Structure: The cell membrane is structured around the cell.
Function: Its function is to keep the contents of the cell together and inside of the cell. It has little holes the move things in and out of the cell.
Plants Or Animal?: The cell membrane is found in both plant and animal cells.

Cell Wall

Structure: Cell walls are made for cellulose. Cellulose protects the framework of the plant.
Function: It helps the plant keep its shape and protects the framework. It also helps the plant grow.
Plants Or Animals?: The cell wall is only found in the plant cell.

Cytoplasm

Structure: Cytoplasm is spread out all through the cell.
Function: Cytoplasm keep all of the cell's organelles in place. It has special and important molecules dissolved around and in it. It also dissolves wastes products before they are taken to the vacuole.
Plants Or Animals?: Cytoplasm is found in both plant and animal cells.

Nucleus

Structure: Found in the middle or around the cell. Never found on the edge.
Function: It is basically the brain of the cell. It controls eating, moving, and reproduction.
Plants Or Animals?: The nucleus is found in both plant and animal cells.

Nuclear Membrane

Structure: The nuclear membrane surrounds the nucleus.
Function: It separates the fluids inside the nucleus from the outside fluids.
Plants Or Animals?: Nuclear membrane can be found in both plant and animal cells.

Nucleolus

Structure: The nucleolus is found inside of the nucleus. It is made of RNA and protein.
Function: The nucleolus produces ribosomes.
Plants Or Animals?: The nucleolus can be found in both plant and animal cells.

Centrioles

Structure: The centrioles are small set of microtubes arranged in a specific way.
Function: They help the cell when it come time to divide.
Plants Or Animals?: Centrioles are found only in animal cells.

Chromatin

Structure: Chromatin is made of DNA, RNA, and nuclear proteins.
Function: When cells divide chromatin becomes compact.
Plants Or Animals?: Chromatin is found in found plant and animal cells.

Ribosomes

Structure: Ribosomes can be found floating around in the cytoplasm.
Function: They manufacture proteins.
Plants Or Animals?: Ribosomes are found in both plant and animal cells.

Golgi Apparatus

Structure: The Golgi A. is found is most cells. It is a packaging organelle.
Function: It gathers simple molecules and combines them to make more molecules.
Plants Or Animals?: The Golgi A. is found in both plant and animal cells.

Endoplasmic Reticulum

Structure: The ER is a network of membranes found throughout the cell and connected to the nucleus.
Function: It is a manufacturing and packaging organelle.
Plants Or Animals?: ER is found in both plant and animal cells.

Mitochondria

Structure: The mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell.
Function: Acts like a digestive system.
Plants Or Animals?: The mitochondria is found in both plant and animal cells.

Chloroplast

Structure: Food producer of the cell.
Function: Converts light energy into sugar.
Plants Or Animals?: Chloroplast is only found in plant cells.

Lysosomes

Structure: Found in nearly every animal-like cell.
Function: They hold enzymes that were created by the cell and also digest things.
Plants Or Animals?: Lysosomes are found only in animal cells.

Peroxisomes

Structure: Small vesicles found around the cell.
Function: Absorb nutrients and breaks down toxins
Plants Or Animals?: Peroxisomes are found in both plant and animal cells.

Vacuole

Structure: Vacuoles have a fairly simple function. They are small storage bubbles.
Function: It stores food or a variety of nutrients.
Plants Or Animals?: Vacuoles are found in both animal and plant cells.

Cytoskeleton

Structure: Microfiber and microtubules combine to form cytoskeleton.
Function: Connect to every organelle.
Plants Or Animals?: Cytoskeleton is found in both plant and animal cells.