Animal cells are like piggly wiggly

By Josh Yaklovich and Devin Batcher

Introducing animal cells.

Animal cells are eukaryotic cells, unlike prokaryotic cells DNA in animal cells is housed within the nucleus. In addition to having a nucleus, animal cells also contain other membrane-bound organelles, that carry out specific functions necessary for normal cellular operation. Organelles have a wide range of responsibilities that include everything from producing hormones and enzymes to providing energy for animal cells.

Introducing Piggly Wiggly

If you don't know what Piggly Wiggly is, here is a brief explanation before we start comparing so it makes a lot more sense. It is a grocery store that has a ton of food for stock and they have workers that check food out and people who put the food on the shelves, because eventually the store runs out of a certain product.

Comparing The Two

Now you guys are introduced to both of the things were going to compare. Obviously the Animal Cell seems like a lot harder of a concept then Piggly Wiggly, but once you see this list it would start to make a lot more sense.

*note that we use "store" to replace Piggly Wiggly*

-The nucleus is like the manager of the store because the nucleus is the brain of the cell and controls many of the functions

-Usually stores have a policy that you need to have clothes on or you cant go in, well that's like the nuclear membrane because it controls what enters and leaves the cell

-The Vacuole is like the store as a whole because the store holds food and water

-The Endoplasmic Reticulum and the Cytoskeleton is like the carts that transport food in the store and the Endoplasmic Reticulum transports materials in the cell

-The lysosome is like the buyers in the store because the buyers take a ton of food out of the store

-The Microfilament is like the walls of the store because the walls help the structure of the building and Microfilament helps the structure of the cell

Here are some examples if your still confused

The pictures on the left and right are inside piggly wiggly. You will notice that there are walls supporting the store (Microfilament), and storage for food and water (Vacuole).

On the picture in the middle you will see a piggly wiggly worker. The worker will help keep the store going just like the parts of the animal cell. You could say that Piggly Wiggly is a multi-cellur organism.

Now lets use an Example but this time with cells

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Now here is a very clear diagram of the animal cell. Now refer back to the comparisons we made with Piggly Wiggly. It should make a lot more sense how all these different parts work and why if one of these parts don't work, the cell wont work.


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