– Cell Metaphor Assignment
Notes: Plants & Protists
– Specialized Plant Organelles
– Protists: Jack of All Trades
Plant Specific Organelles
Plants cells have all of the organelles
that Animal cells do.
They also have a few organelles that
animals do not have.
– Cell Wall
– Central Water Vacuole
The cell wall surrounds the
membrane of plant cells.
It is made of a tough,
fibrous material called
It provides support and
protection for the cell.
Chloroplasts are the organelles where
Photosynthesis is when light energy is
captured and used to combine water
and carbon dioxide into glucose (sugar).
Central Water Vacuole
The central water vacuole is a large
vacuole in plants that stores water.
It also keeps turgor pressure, which is
the pressure exerted on the cell wall
that helps a plant remain upright.
Protists are very diverse lifeforms.
They are eukaryotic organisms that may
be unicellular or multicellular and may be
consumers or producers.
There are 3 categories of protists
Unicellular, so similar to bacteria
Eukaryotic, so similar to plants & animals
Protozoans move by use of flagella, cilia,
Pseudopods are also called
Cell membrane pushes in one
direction & the cytoplasm
flows into the bulge. The
protozoan moves by dragging
the rest of the cell behind it.
Pseudopods can also be used
to surround and trap food
Some algae are multicellular, so they are
similar to plants (kelp/seaweed)
Euglena are unicellular algae that perform
photosynthesis, but will act like
consumers when there is no sunlight