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Cell Analogy - Airport
Transcript of Cell Analogy - Airport
The nucleus of a cell can be compared to the director of the flight control tower of an airport. He controls the basic functions within the airport.
The mitochondria of a cell can be compared to the electrical center of an airport. It provides power (energy) to the entire airport, much like mitochondria.
The cell wall of a cell can be compared to the security of an airport. Much like a cell wall, the security prevents any unknown or unacceptable substances into the airport.
The cell membrane can relate to the control tower of the airport. It controls what planes leave and enter the airport, much like the cell membrane controls what can enter and leave the cell.
The chloroplast within a cell can be compared to the kitchen of an airport. The kitchen is where the food is made that will be served on the plane. The chloroplast is where the proteins for a cell are made.
The vacuole in a cell can be compared to the fuel tanks at the airport. The tanks store the fuel for the planes to use at a later time, much like the vacuole in a cell.
The nucleolus of a cell is similar to the computers that provide the information to the pilot.
The cytoplasm of a cell can be compared to the runways of an airport. The runways are where the planes take off, much like the cytoplasm is where chemical reactions occur.
The cytoskeleton is very similar to the frame of the airport building, because they both maintain the shape of the "cell".
The endoplasmic reticulum can be compared to the conveyer belts of an airport. They are both used for transport.
The golgi body of a cell distributes proteins, much like the luggage sorter of an airport.
The lysosomes of a cell deal with waste, much like the garbage system of an airport.