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Coffee Shop Cell Analogy
Transcript of Coffee Shop Cell Analogy
Ribosomes are tiny organelles that link amino acids together to form proteins. They are composed of proteins and RNA and are the site of protein synthesis. The ribosomes are like the drinks in the coffee shop. The drinks provide the necessary substance (caffeine) that the customers need
Rough Endoplasmic Reticulum vs. Cappuccino Machine
Cytoplasm vs. Shop Interior
Coffee Shop VS.
The nucleus is the brain of the cell and the storehouse for most of the cells genetic information, or DNA. The nucleus is like the menu board in a coffee shop. The menu stores all the information so that the customers know what each drink contains and can make their order.
Nucleus vs. Menu board
The rough endoplasmic reticulum produces proteins both on its surface and inside the organelle (lumen). Since the drinks were our ribosomes, the rough endoplasmic reticulum is like the cappuccino machine. It produces the drinks for the customers to enjoy.
Mitochondria vs. Espresso
The mitochondria converts molecules from food we eat into usable energy and supplies this energy to the cell. The mitochondria is like the espresso because the espresso supplies the drink with caffeine.
Barista vs. Golgi
The golgi bodies process, sort, package and deliver proteins to the cell. They also contain enzymes which make additional changes to proteins. The golgi bodies are like the barista. The barista assembles the drinks and delivers them to a specific customer.
Vacuole vs. Espresso Hopper
The vacuole stores the materials, such as water, food, inorganic ions, and enzymes needed by a cell. This is like the espresso hoppers because they store the materials that the shop needs to make money.
Centriole vs. Espresso Bean Grinder
The centrioles form spindle fibers to attach to the DNA and appear to help the cell divide. The centriole is like the coffee bean grinders because the grinders help separate the beans into the powder used to make the drinks.
Lysosome vs. Dish Washer
The lysosme is a membrane
bound organelle that defends the cell from invading bacteria and viruses. They also break down damaged or worn out materials of a cell. THe lysosme is like a dishwasher because a dishwasher eliminates bacteria and scum from the shops dishes.
Cell Membrane vs. Shop
The cell membrane forms a boundary between the cell and the outside environment. It controls passage of materials in and out of the cell. The membrane is like the shop doors. They separate the inside of the shop from the outside and controls the movement of customers in and out of the shop.
The cytoplasm is the substance
that fills a cell. It contains many molecules such as proteins, nucleic acid, minerals, and ions that are necessary to the cells function. The shop interior is like the cytoplasm since it contains all of the objects needed for the shop to function properly.