Cells are the basic unit of all living things…if it is alive it has cells
There are 2 classes of cells. There are only two differences between Plant & Animal cells…try to spot them by the end of the show
There are only 2 classes of cells (plant/animal), but there are many kinds of cells in each class. Each kind of cell has a DIFFERENT job to do…it specializes.
I am a heart cell!
I am a skin cell
I’m a Prison Cell!
When you hear the new vocabulary…just think of a
The cell membrane holds the cell together and allows nutrients in the cell
It’s just like a turtle’s skin
The cell membrane is on the edge of a cell
Cytoplasm is the watery gel (Jello!) inside a cell….it’s goop! It holds the ORGANelles
Cytoplasm is like the turtles blood and other liquids
Mitochondria is an ORGANelle that releases energy from food
Mitochondria is like a turtle’s stomach
The nucleus controls the cell
The nucleus is like the turtle’s brain
Chromosomes are inside the nucleus and are made of genes (DNA)
Genes decide the cells traits and activities (heart cell, eye cell (color))
The nuclear membrane allows substances to pass in and out of the nucleus
It surrounds the nucleus (the brain) like the turtle’s skull…protects it
Vacuoles are spaces in the cytoplasm (gel) where food and chemicals are stored
It’s like “fat” on a turtle
I am NOT fat…I’m just a little plump!!