Diagram of a Generalized Cell showing the Organelles




cell membrane

  Protects cell, allows nutrients to flow in and wastes out


The brain of the cell, control centre, reproductive centre

nucleolus a darker spaces within the nucleus that produces ribosomes
nuclear membrane  Protects nucleus, keeps nuclear material inside,
chromatin   genetic material, material that forms into chromosomes 


 produce important substances so that the cell works properly 

endoplasmic reticulum

 is a series of canals that allows transportation of nutrients and other materials

golgi bodies

package and store materials used by the cell 


 storage areas for food, water, wastes and other fluids

mitochondrion energy centre for the cell 
lysosomes digestion centre where nutrients are broken down and wastes removed


Similarities and differences between animal and plant cells.   

Animal Cells Plant Cells

Animal cells have only a cell membrane

They do not have a cell wall

have a cell wall (a rigid outer structure made of cellulose)
No chloroplasts have chloroplasts -- green organelles that contain chlorophyll - a substance used in the process of photosynthesis.
small vacuoles One large, central vacuole