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Cell Analogies

Cells compared to the Ocean

Omema 84

on 2 October 2013

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Transcript of Cell Analogies

Comparing a Cell to the Black Sea
Cell Nucleus Compared to the Black Sea
In a cell, chromosomes are what contain the important information on how to reproduce, and keep everything in the cell running smoothly. The chromosomes of a sea would most likely be the marine life such as; fishes, sharks, dolphins, etc. The job of the chromosomes best suits the marine life because, in a sea to have everything running smoothly, you have to have cooperation between all the living things. For example just look at a school of fish. They stick together to help keep each other safe and protected from harm. Marine life also have the ability to reproduce, otherwise there would barely be any fish in the sea. So, like the chromosomes, the marine life also have the ability to make everything run smoothly in a sea, and also contain the information on how to duplicate their population.
The nucleus in a sea would be the salt because the cell nucleus controls all cell divisions and cell activities, while the salt controls all life in the sea and keeps everything healthy and alive. Without salt, nothing would be able to float, or stay alive. Also the salt in the water is what keeps all life going, and basically controls everything happening underwater, which is the exact job that a nucleus does in a cell. So what would a sea be without salt? Nothing but water. Salt is a huge part in a sea just like the nucleus is for a cell, without them neither the sea nor the cell would be able to function.
Chromosomes: Contain all of the important information (genes) on how to reproduce. Have all the information on how to keep everything going.
Chromosomes compared to the Black sea
A cell membrane compared to the Black Sea
A Cytoplasm compared the the Black Sea
If there were to be a cytoplasm for the black sea, it would be the water. The water would be a perfect cytoplasm for the black sea because firstly a cytoplasm is the fluid that makes up most if the cell's volume, and what is one thing that seas and oceans are known for containing millions of gallons of? Water. Also, many chemical reactions occur in this part of the cell, and as we know, there have been many oil spills leading into the sea and oceans, and all that oil interacts with the marine life living in the sea, and causes them to become either sick or die. Oil spills, pollution, and waste from the marine life would be a good example for waste that would be stored in the cytoplasm until it is gotten rid of. For the reasons listed above, water would be a perfect cytoplasm for the black sea.
A Vacuole compared to the Black Sea
The depth of the sea is where many things are stored such as; human waste, dead animals and plants, sunken ships, rocks, etc. The depth of the sea has the same job as the vacuole does in a cell. The job of a vacuole is to store anything that is not needed, and that is exactly what the depth of the sea does. The vacuole in a cell stores waste, food, and nutrients, but in a sea the vacuole (depth of the sea) stores things that just aren't needed or just slowly disappeared into the depth of the ocean to be stored until they get discovered. Just like the Titanic, it was stored under water in the depth of the sea until it was discovered. There still are many mysteries left to be discovered in the vacuole of the Black sea.
A Cell Wall compared to the Black Sea
For the sea, a cell wall would be a prefect job for the shore. The shore would be a perfect cell wall for the sea because it is there to support, and protect the sea from harm, and that is exactly what a cell wall does for a cell. What the shore does for the sea is make sure that water stays inside. It controls the amount of water going in and out by the waves. Even when waves take the water, most of the time it always comes back. The shore line also acts as security for the sea because whatever goes into the sea always has to go through the shore first, just like it does for a cell. This is why the job of the cell wall for a sea best suits the shore of the sea.
A cell membrane for the black sea would have to be the sand that surrounds it. The sand would be a perfect cell membrane for the black sea because the sea is completely surrounded by a shore line, and the sand acts as a gate keeper just like the cell membrane does. The sand has the job as the gate keeper because it controls everything that goes in and out of the sea, just like how a gateway controls who or what is coming into the area. A cell membrane is also what surrounds the contents of the cell, just like how the shore surrounds all of the amazing marine life and mysteries the black sea or large body of water contains.
By: Omema Khalid & Saba Malkawi
The chloroplasts compared to the Black Sea
Chloroplasts in the Black Sea would be considered all of the green plants underwater. The plants would be the chloroplasts because, chloroplasts use the sun's energy to create food for themselves and keep their systems going. Both plants, and chloroplasts use the photosynthetic process to create energy which makes both of them very alike. The underwater plants use the sun's energy to basically make themselves food for the underwater marine life. Chloroplasts create energy for the cell to continue doing its work, and the plants are the food for the fishes to eat. This is why the plants would be the chloroplasts for the Black Sea.
A mitochondria compared to the Black Sea
In the sea the mitochondria would be the sun's heat. This is because the mitochondria is for producing energy for the cell, and the sun's heat produces energy for the sea. This is because, the sun's heat warms the surface of the water, which creates a temperature difference that creates thermal energy. In a cell the mitochondria is where the energy for the cell is created, and for the ocean the sun's heat is what creates the thermal energy which causes a temperature change for the water. This is why the mitochondria for a cell would be the sun's energy.
The endoplasmic reticulum compared to the Black Sea
The endoplasmic reticulum in the Black Sea would be the pipes or ships in the sea. An endoplasmic reticulum transports material through the cytoplasm, and in the sea the cytoplasm is the water.The pipes in the sea are used to transport materials such as oil beneath the water to get to a factory or different location for a specific purpose. The ships are used to ship material from one country to another through the water. The endoplasmic reticulum would most likely be used to transport nutrients from one side of the cell to the other, just like how pipes in the sea transfer oil from one side of the sea to the other, and ships travel across the body of water to transport important goods from one place to another. This is why the endoplasmic reticulum in a sea would most likely be the underwater pipes, and ships crossing over top the water.
Nucleus: controls all cell activities and cell division.
Cell Membrane: A cell membrane is what surrounds the cells contents and acts as a gate keeper for the cell itself.
Cytoplasm: The fluid that makes up most of the cell's volume. Many chemical reactions occur in this part of the cell. Wastes are also stored here until they can be discarded.
Vacuole: Used as storage for food, waste, nutrients, and anything needed to be taken out of the way.
Cell Wall: Is a rigid structure that supports and protects the cell from harm.
Chloroplasts: They use the sun's energy to make food, and keep themselves
Mitochondria: Creates energy for the cell.
Endoplasmic Reticulum: Transports materials through the cytoplasm.
This analogy explains on how the Black sea can be compared to a regular cell. It thoroughly explains in depth about how each and every part of the cell is alike to a different part of the Black Sea. The Black Sea can be compared to all of the parts in a cell, and that is exactly what this presentation has explained.
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