How can a cell be like a factory??? In a factory, you have many different tasks being completed in the same building. –Ex. The building supports/shelters the workers, workers build goods, maintenance crews clean up messes, shipping department gets goods ready to leave the factory and so on…. A cell can be thought of as a "factory," with different departments each performing specialized tasks.
The Cell wall is like a….. a security Gate –A security gate protects the factory and helps keep it safe. –A cell wall does the same thing for a plant cell!
The cell membrane is like… Front doors –The doors of a factory regulates what enters and leaves the building –A cell membrane does the same thing for plant and animal cells!
The Nucleus is like….. THE BIG BOSS!! (CEO) The boss controls all of the activity inside the cell The nucleus does the same thing for plant and animal cells
Cytoplasm is like………. The factory floor. The floor of the factory has all the workers, machines, equipment on it Cytoplasm holds all of the organelles (cell parts) in the plant and animal cells
Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER) is like……. An assembly line….(where the workers do their work) Items move along a conveyer belt to different parts of the plant ER moves items to different parts of the cell in the same way!
Ribosomes are like…. Workers on the assembly line…they are responsible for building the goods in a factory Ribosomes assemble (build) proteins
Vacuoles are like….. Break rooms- In a break room you have storage for food items and places to get rid of trash Vacuoles hold wastes and stores water in plant and animal cells. –Which cell has 1 large vacuole?
Lysosomes are like….. Maintenance/janitor crews……in a factory these guys break down, clean up, and repair items in and around the factory Lysosmes do the same thing in the cell
Mitochondria and Chloroplasts are like….. Power Stations……the power station supplies energy to the factory Mitochondria (animal cells) and Chloroplasts (plant cells) do this for a cell!
Your assignment You are going to design a factory that makes something- You must include the organelles from the a cell is like a factory worksheet The pictures used for the organelles must represent their job as well as be specific to your type of factory (if it is a ketchup factory- the proteins should be bottles of ketchup, etc.