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Cell Analogy Project

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Anuja Desai

on 23 October 2013

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Cell Analogy Project
Endoplasmic Reticulum
In a cell, there are 2 types of Endoplasmic reticulum - smooth endoplasmic reticulum and rough endoplasmic reticulum. Both endoplasmic reticulum perform the same function, which is to transport materials produced in a cell. Therefore, in a school, both, the smooth and rough endoplasmic reticulum can be compared to the hallways. This is because hallways transport students and staff around the school. Endoplasmic reticulum can also be compared to school buses. This is because school buses transport children from home to school and back.
In cells, ribosomes are produced in the nucleolus. located on the rough endoplasmic reticulum. This is the site in the cell where protein synthesis takes place. In a school, ribosomes can be compared to gym teachers and coaches. This is because they make students healthy and strong.
Cell Membrane
The Cell membrane is a semi-permeable membrane which controls what items can enter and leave the cell. The cell membrane is important in cell interactions and communication. In a school, the cell membrane can be compared to the Office staff. This is because they allow who gets to go inside the school. If they see anyone who seems to be unfamiliar, the office staff would stop them from entering the school.
Smooth Endoplasmic Reticulum
In the cell, the function of the smooth endoplasmic reticulum is that it produce lipids, which are fats and oils. They also transport materials that are produced.
Rough Endoplasmic Reticulum
The rough endoplasmic reticulum is different from the smooth endoplasmic reticulum because it contains ribosomes, which are attached to it. These ribosomes produce proteins. The rough endoplasmic reticulum also transports materials produced.
The nucleus of the cell is the command center, which directs all cellular activities. Nucleus' contain DNA of the cell. In a school, the principle can be compared to the nucleus because the principle controls everything that is happening in the school. Also, they are in charge of running and planning all school events.
The nucleolus is the dense area in the nucleus of most cells. This is where ribosomes are produced. In my analogy of of the cell to the school, the nucleolus can be compared to the principle's office, because this is the room where new students get selected to come to the school.
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