Plant and Animal Cells

Structures and Functions

What are Cells?


Plant Cells are rectangular in shape and so is the nucleus.


Animal Cells are round just like there nucleus.


Plant and Animal Cells have a nucleolus.

Good vocabulary words for you to store in your brain bank!

Cell Membrane - It's the outer layer that surrounds a cell, letting substances in or keeping them out.

Cell Wall - a thin membrane around the cytoplasm of a cell which controls passage of substances in and out of the cell

Nucleus - a part of the cell containing DNA and RNA and responsible for growth and reproduction

Chloroplasts - plastid containing chlorophyll and other pigments; in plants that carry out photosynthesis

Mitochondria - is a membrane-enclosed cellular organelle.

Vacuoles - a tiny cavity filled with fluid in the cytoplasm of a cell

7th Grade Science - Mr. Furlough, Carolina International School (CIS)

North Carolina Essential Standards 6-8th Grade Science

You can always search the web, research the library or check in your science text book to review these concepts. This will help you better understand how Plant and Animal Cells are important to our everyday life.