animal cells

What Is An Animal Cell? Facts, Pictures & Info For Kids & Students.

NUCLEUS~ contains genetic material that controls the activities of the cell.

MITOCHONDRIA~ reactions for aerobic respiration take place. Respiration transfers energy that the cell needs to work.

CYTOPLASM~ gel like substance where most chemical reactions happen, it contains enzymes which control the chemical reactions.

CELL MEMBRANE~ controls what goes in and out of the cell.

RIBOSOMES~ these are where proteins are made in the cell.

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plant cells

What are Plant Cells? | Plant Cells Science Teaching Wiki

CELL WALL~ made of cellulose. It supports the cell and strengthens it.

CHLOROPLASTS~ photosynthesis takes place, which makes food for the plant. They contain a green substance called chlorophyll, which absorbs the light needed for photosynthesis.

PERMANENT VACUOLE~ contains cell sap, a weak solution of sugar and salts.

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bacterial cells

Bacteria - Key Stage Wiki

  • Bacteria are prokaryotes
  • They are much smaller than eukaryotic cells
  • Don't have a 'true' nucleus-instead they have a single circular strand of DNA that floats feely in the cytoplasm
  • They may also contain one or more small rings of DNA called plasmids
  • Don't have chloroplasts or mitochondria
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