7.L.3A.3 Develop and use models to explain how the relevant structures within cells (including cytoplasm, cell membrane, cell wall, nucleus, mitochondria, chloroplasts, lysosomes, and vacuoles) function to support the life of plant, animal, and bacterial cells.
The cells of eukaryotes (protozoa, plants and animals) are highly structured. These cells tend to be larger than the cells of bacteria, and have developed specialized packaging and transport mechanisms that may be necessary to support their larger size. Click on the links below to use the interactive animation of plant and animal cells to learn about their respective organelles.
Cells perform many different processes in order to survive. Two of the main processes that cells perform are photosynthesis and respiration. Click on the link below to explore and compare these two processes and how they depend on each other.
Think you have it all figured out? Take the practice quiz below to see what you need to review before the test. Click on the links below to test your knowledge.