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Cell Organelle Analogy to a Car

By Irene Laleye
by Irene Laleye on 5 October 2012

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CELL ORGANELLE ANALOGY TO A CAR By Irene Laleye The cell membrane in a cell would be the body of the car. In a cell the cell membrane is a thin material that surrounds the cell protecting the insides and contains pores that allow certain substances in and out. In a car, the body is the cell membrane because it is a thin sheet of metal that protects the interior of the car and has doors that only allow certain things in and out. The nucleus in a car would be the engine. In a cell the nucleus is not only the control center of the cell, but the producer of the DNA which are the instructions for controlling the cell. In a car, then engine is the control center, and it, besides the driver, is the part of the car that gives the of the parts instructions to make the car function. The cytoplasm in a car would be the car's base. In a cell the cytoplasm is the jelly-like substance that makes up most of the cell and holds all the organelles in place. In a car, the car's base may not be jelly-like, but it holds all the rest of the car's parts in place. Mitochondria in a cell are the organelles that convert food (Glucose) into energy. Mitochondria would be the battery in a car. Though a car does not need food to convert to energy, it does need electricity. Chloroplasts are the small organelles that give some plants their green pigment, but their main function is to obtain energy from the sun in a process known as photosynthesis. Featured only in some cars, solar panels are the only parts that can absorb sunlight and transfer it into energy. Ribosomes are organelles that aid the production of proteins (Cell fuel). In a car gas would be somewhat like a ribosomes, because it helps give the car the fuel it needs to run, The Endoplasmic Reticulum has two parts, but the main function is the transportation system through out the cell. Just like the cell, a car has parts just like the E.R., these parts are the cylinders; where the gas travels through right before it is converted into fuel. The Golgi apparatus in a cell is the "packaging organelle". Its main function is attach carbohydrates and lipids to proteins. In a car the part similar to this is the electric pump, its job is to make the gasolene into a mist and mix it with another chemical to make fuel. Lysosomes in a cell are the spark plugs in a car. Lysosomes in a cell take food, and break it down to be used as energy. In a car spark plugs take the gasoline mixture and create a mini explosion, to make a spark to convert the mixture into fuel. Vacuoles in a cell is like the trunk in a car, both are used for storage.
Vacuoles tend to store water in a cell, while trunks can store almost anything. Microtubles/ microfilaments are the tiny organelles that make up a cell's cytoskeleton. In a car, the tubes and wires are what make up the car's frame or cytoskeleton" MICROTUBLES/ MICROFILAMENTS VACUOLES LYSOSOMES GOLGI APPARATUS ENDOPLASMIC RETICULUM RIBOSOMES CHLOROPLASTS MITOCHONDRIA CYTOPLASM CELL MEMBRANE NUCLEUS
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