Animal and Plant Cells:


Use the cells alive website to learn more about cells. Write out full and complete sentences directly onto the research packet.

1) What are the differences between the eucaryotic and procaryotic cells? Are plant and animal cells
eucaryotic or procaryotic? Explain your answer.

Now, click on the "plant cell" to answer the questions #2 - #10:

2) What is an organelle? How many are shown on the plant cell diagram?

3) Click on the nucleus and explain why the nucleus is the most obvious organelle in a eukaryotic cell.

4) Looking inside of the nucleus, what do you find? How does it work?

5) Describe the Golgi and how it functions inside of the cell.

6) Is every single cell surrounded by a cell membrane? What does the cell membrane do?

7) Draw and label a plant cell with the mitochondria, how does this organelle power the cell?

8) What is the vacuoles role? What does it release?

9) What type of organelles are Chloroplasts? Why are they green?

10) RNA is the function of what organelle?

Click on the animal cell to answer #11 - #16:

11) Describe three obvious differences you see between the animal and plant cell. Name three similarities.
Use the Venn Diagram.

12) Why are lysosomes important in animal cells?

13) Explain how the chloroplast organelle works in the animal cell.

14) How does the ER work? Why is one organelle called the Smooth ER, and the other called the Rough ER? Draw and label both.

15) Are bacterial cells animal or plant? Explain your answer using two details.

16) Draw and label a bacterial cell:

17) Go to the iKnow lab website below and click on "Cells" to answer the following questions:

a) Which (4) elements are most living things made up of?

b) What percentage of a cell is made up of H2O?

c) Click on "Photosynthesis Desk": Describe what photosynthesis means using the Greek words.

d) Click on make a food chain and create one, Draw and label it in your notebook - use a full page:

18) Use the bitesize website below to find out more about tissues and organ systems. List (4) new
kinds of information that you did not know before about tissues or organ systems:

19) Complete the plant and animal cell diagrams by labeling the organelles:

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