Animal & Plant Cell

Since in our biology class we have been studying Cells and their organels, our teacher,  Magdalena Ravagnan, told us to do some activities  that she put in her blog. I worked with Jose.


The first acivity was to construct a Venn diagram and show the differences and similarities between animal and plant cells.



The second activity was to state the functions of the structures in the plant cell and in the animal cell.

Functions of the Organels:

  •  CELL MEMBRANE: encloses the cytoplasm and stops it from flowing out; controls which substances can get in and out of the cell (it is partially membrane).
  • CYTOPLASM: contains all the organelles and the chemical reactions take place in it.
  • NUCLEUS: stores the genetic information.
  • CELL WALL: maintains the shape of plant cells, supports and strengthens plants, it is fully permeable.
  • VACUOLE: contains a solution of sugars and salts named cell sap.
  • MITOCHONDRIA: Inside them, oxygen is used to release energy from glucose, in the process of aerobic respiration.
  • RYBOSOMES: produce and contain proteins.
  • CHLOROPLASTS: contain a green pigment called Clorophyll which absorbs solar energy that is used for making food for the plants by photosynthesis.