What are the two main parts of an animal cell?
Animal cells are made up of different organelles that work together to keep the cell functioning. Organelles include a nucleus, endoplasmic reticulum, mitochondria, and more. These cells are found in all multicellular organisms, such as plants and animals.
Animal Cells: An Introduction
Cell Membrane: an outer layer made from a double layer of phospholipids that regulates what enters and exits the cell. Cytoskeleton: an internal network of protein filaments and tubules that gives the cell its shape and allows it to move. Organelles: small structures inside a cell that perform specific functions, like storing energy, breaking down food, and disposing of waste.
Animal cells contain structures called cilia, which are tiny hair-like projections that help the cell move. The nucleus of an animal cell is the only organelle that contains DNA. The plasma membrane of an animal cell is composed of lipids and proteins that regulate what enters and leaves the cell.
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What organelles do animal cells have in common with plant cells?
How do animal cells differ from plant cells?
How do the organelles in animal cells work together to keep the organism alive?
What would happen if an animal cell did not have one of its organelles?
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Question: What are the similarities and differences between plant and animal cells? Clues: • Plant cells have a cell wall and chloroplasts, animal cells do not. • Animal cells have centrioles and lysosomes, plant cells do not. • Both types of cells contain a nucleus, mitochondria, ribosomes, and a cell membrane. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Draw a diagram comparing and contrasting the structures of a plant and animal cell. B. Create a Venn diagram to illustrate the similarities and differences between plant and animal cells.
What is the outermost layer of an animal cell called?
- Plasma membrane
Which organelle in the animal cell is responsible for producing energy?
- Golgi Apparatus
'Ribosomes' are responsible for what process?
- Protein synthesis
- Cell respiration
What organelle is responsible for digesting waste and dead cells in an animal cell?
Which part of the nucleus produces ribosomes?
- Nuclear envelope
Work together in pairs: What are the three major organelles that are found in animal cells?