What Do Cells Do?
Science and Global Issues: Biology - Cell Biology: World Health, Activity 4
On the next screen you will see a column with 12 cell organelles and structures. Your task is to build a typical animal cell and a typical plant cell. When your cell is complete you will get a message stating that it is complete.
Click on organelles to learn more!
Your animal cell is not complete
Your animal cell is complete. Click on the Plant tab to build a plant cell.
Your plant cell is not complete
Your plant cell is complete. Click continue.
Cell Organelles and Structures
Some text to test dropped organ popup box.
You will begin with the animal cell.
Roll your mouse over each cell organelle and structure to find some information about it. To build each type of cell drag the appropriate organelles and structures into the white space. The organelles and structures will click into place within the cell. If you drag an organelle or structure that is not part of that cell type, you will get an error message.
Before we build the rest of the cell, we need to find the cell's exterior and internal medium.
This organelle or structure doesn't belong to this type of cell.
Now you will make a Venn diagram to show the cell organelles and structures that are similar between typical animal and plant cells, and those that are unique to each type of cell. To do this, drag the tab above with the name of each organelle or structure to the appropriate area on the Venn diagram. Then click “Check Work.” A tally will appear at the bottom showing the number of correctly and incorrectly placed organnelles or structures on the Venn diagram. Revise your answers and click “Check Work” until you have all of the organelles and structures correctly placed on the Venn diagram. Then follow the instructions on the Student Sheet.
Good job! Your Venn Diagram is complete and correct.
You may have noticed that both plant and animal cells have a nucleus. Cells with nuclei are called eukaryotic cells. In Part B in the Student Book you will read about prokaryotic cells, which do not have a nucleus or other organelles surrounded by a membrane.