Two Types Of Cells - Eukaryotic and Prokaryotic Cells

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Two Types Of Cells - Eukaryotic and Prokaryotic Cells

  1. 1. Two types of cells: Prokaryote Cells And Eukaryote Cells
  2. 2. First, what is a cell?! <ul><li>It took a long time for people to discover cells and figure out what they were all about. They need sophisticated equipment (microscopes) to be able to see cells. </li></ul><ul><li>Every thing we know about cells we call </li></ul><ul><li>“ cell theory”. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Cell Theory says that…. <ul><li>All living things are made of cells. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Cells are the basic units of structure and function in all living things. In other words, cells are like the building blocks of all living things. </li></ul><ul><li>3. New cells are only made from existing cells. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Cells come in all shapes and sizes!
  5. 5. There are two types of cells: <ul><li>Prokaryotic Cells </li></ul><ul><li>and </li></ul><ul><li>Eukaryotic Cells </li></ul>
  6. 6. These are two distinct types of cells with STRUCTURAL differences. Prokaryotes Bacteria Eukaryotes Animal Plant
  7. 8. Prokaryote Cell <ul><li>A single celled organism that does not have a nucleus. </li></ul><ul><li>Add this to your vocabulary book </li></ul>
  8. 9. Traits of Prokaryotes: (pro-care-ee-ohts) <ul><ul><li>They do not have a nucleus, and their genetic material is not stored in the nucleus. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They have some organelles, but not many. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. They are less complicated that eukaryotes. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All bacteria are prokaryotes. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>Bacteria may be small but they are powerful! </li></ul><ul><li>During the 14 th century, 25% or ¼ of Europe was killed by a killed by a bacteria called the Bubonic Plague, also called Black Death. This bacteria was spread through fleas and rodents. </li></ul>
  10. 11. But at the same time we need bacteria to live! <ul><li>Bacteria are decomposers and without them all other organisms would not be able to survive. </li></ul><ul><li>We use bacteria in our digestive system to help digest our food. There are approximately ten times as many bacterial cells as human cells in the human body! </li></ul><ul><li>We could not make cheese or yogurt without bacteria. </li></ul>
  11. 12. Eukaryote Cell <ul><li>A more complex cell with a nucleus and many organelles. </li></ul><ul><li>Add this to your vocabulary book </li></ul>
  12. 13. Traits of Eukaryotes: (you-care-ee-othts) <ul><li>1. They all have a nucleus where the genetic material of the cell is stored. </li></ul><ul><li>2. They have many organelles that work together to help the cell function. </li></ul>
  13. 15. More traits of Eukaryotes: (you-care-ee-othts) <ul><li>Eukaryotic cells are much more complex then prokaryotic cells. </li></ul><ul><li>They can be just one cell or can make up more complex multi-cellular organisms. </li></ul><ul><li>6. All plants, animals, fungi, and protists are eukaryotic cells. </li></ul>
  14. 17. Think – Pair - Share <ul><li>What do you think is the main difference between a prokaryotic cell and a eukaryotic cell? </li></ul>
  15. 18. <ul><li>The nucleus! </li></ul><ul><li>Prokaryotic cells do not have a nucleus and eukaryotic cells do have a nucleus. This allows eukaryotic cells to make multi-cellular organisms and perform more complex functions. </li></ul>

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