These cards describe the different parts of both animal and plant cells and their jobs.

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Animal Cells In General

Animal cells have:

  • Cell membrane
  • Cytoplasm
  • Nucleus
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Plant Cells In General

Plant cells have:

  • Cell membrane
  • Cytoplasm
  • Chloroplast
  • Vaccuole
  • Cell wall
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Cell membrane

The cell membrane is very thin, and lets substances in and out of the cell.

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Cell wall

The cell wall supports the plant cell and helps it keep its shape.

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Chloroplasts trap the light energy that plants use to make food. That process is called photosynthesis. Inside the chloroplasts is a chemical called chlorophyl.

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Vacuoles are full of liquid cell sap in the centre of the cell.

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The cytoplasm is where a large number of chemical reactions take place.

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The nucleus controls all activities, growth and division that takes place in the cell.

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