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Cell Parts w/factory analogy

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nucleus
Control center for all activities in the cell, where DNA is found; Factory: main office
cell membrane
Controls what goes in and out of the cell; Factory: front door
endoplasmic reticulum
Highway system within the cell involved in protein synthesis; Factory: conveyor belt
ribosomes
Proteins are made here; Factory: small machine
cytoplasm
Jelly-like area between nucleus and cell membrane. It helps organelles move throughout the cell. Factory: factory minus the nucleus
mitochondria
Produces cellular energy called ATP; Factory: local power plant
chloroplast
Collect sunlight in plants; where photosynthesis takes place; Factory : solar panels
lysosomes
They contain digestive enzymes that break down macromolecules; Factory: Custodians
vacuole
Large, round sac found in cytoplasm. It stores water, food, wastes, other materials needed by the cell; Factory: storage closet
golgi apparatus
Packages and sorts macromolecules for delivery to organelles or secretion; Factory: shipping department
cytoskeleton
A network of fibers that holds the cell together, helps the cell to keep its shape; Factory: support beams
centrioles
Organize cell division process; Factories: secretary