A Cell is Like a School
Analogy between Schools and Cells By: Eric Marcanello
Nucleus - Principle
The Nucleus is like the Principle because he's in charge of what goes on in the school.
Vice Principle - Ribosomes
Ribosomes are like the Vice Principle because he takes orders from the Principle and helps run the school.
Endoplasmic Reticulum - Classroom
The Endoplasmic Reticulum is like a classroom because it's where most of the work gets accomplished.
Golgi Apparatus - Teacher
The Golgi Apparatus is like the Teacher because it helps the students in the Classroom (endoplasmic reticulum) get their work done.
Lysosomes - Janitor
The Lysosomes are like the Janitors of the school because they help dispose of the trash in the school.
Nuclear Envelope - Main Office
The Nuclear Envelope is like the Main Office because it allows students and other materials in and out of the school.
Cytoskeleton - Student
The Cytoskeleton is like the Student because they are responsible for keeping their school in shape.
Vacuoles - Cabinets / Desk Drawers
The Vacuoles are like the Cabinets because they store supplies inside them.
Mitochondria - Cafeteria
The Mitochondria is like the Cafeteria because they supply food to the other workers.