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Cell Analogy Example


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This is a slideshow I created as an example of an analogy one could use to explain the function of organelles in a cell. The slideshow runs on a continuous loop in the classroom (7th Grade, Georgia) while the students create cell analogies of their own.

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Cell Analogy Example

  1. 1. CELL = RESTAURANT Cells are made up of parts called organelles that help the cell function properly. Restaurants also require several parts in order to function properly.
  2. 2. CELL MEMBRANE = THE RESTAURANT DOORS The Cell Membrane controls what comes in and out of the cell. The Restaurant Doors let people in and out of the restaurant.
  3. 3. CYTOPLASM = RESTAURANT FLOOR The Cytoplasm is a jelly-like substance that keeps all the other organelles in their proper place. The Restaurant Floor holds the tables, chairs, counters, and kitchen equipment in their proper place.
  4. 4. NUCLEUS = RESTAURANT MANAGER The Cell Nucleus controls what happens inside of the cell. Restaurant managers control what happens inside of their restaurant.
  5. 5. RIBOSOMES = HAMBURGER COOK Ribosomes make proteins for the cell. The Hamburgers are made from protein as well.
  6. 6. MITOCHONDRIA = BURGER DRAWERS The mitochondria store energy obtained from food until other organelles need it. The burger drawers store food until it is needed for a customer’s order.
  7. 7. THE ENDOPLASMIC RETICULUM = RESTAURANT KITCHEN The ER produces various substances used within the cell and throughout the body, such as protein (rough ER) and fats (smooth ER). The Restaurant Kitchen also produces several different products that can be used inside the restaurant or taken elsewhere through the drive-thru.
  8. 8. GOLGI BODIES/VESICLES = FRONT COUNTER The Golgi Bodies sort and transport substances in vesicles that are used within, or discarded outside of, the cell. Front Counter employees also sort products into bags which are used inside or taken out of the restaurant. Golgi Body Vesicles