One sunny day in Colorado, a 14 year old girl was at soccer practice. When she got a cleat to the knee, her knee started to bleed. "Ouch, that really hurt!"
"You're in a cell."
"Where am I?!"
" Hi I am a ribosome! I build protien for cells to use!"
"Whoa! My cut really did heal up quick... my cells sure did get to work."
She must travel through a cell and get to the nucleus.
That night she went to bed dreaming about how her cut healed so quickly. She thought cells did a lot of work in just a few days. She wondered what it was like to be a cell.
I shall capture her!!
She transports into an animal cell. She encounters a goo-like substance called cytoplasm. Cytoplasm helps hold the cell's organelles in place. A ribosome helps her.
"Hello, I am Smooth Reticulum. I manufacture and transport chemical compounds to and from the nucleus." "Wow! That is cool.. is there a rough Reticulum as well?" "Yes, but do not go near her! She is evil and well...rough." "Ohh, thank you miss" "Travel well, young one, and remember my warning."
Heelloo Millie I am rough ER.
"These must be Lysosomes. They break down waste into simple compounds for other organelles to use."
"Hi protein. I am Miss Golgi Apparatus. I modify protein and fats built in the cell and prepare them for storage. Basically, I make you pretty, but if you are so messed up I transport you to the the outside of a cell." "Thank you, Miss Golgi for a change of clothes."
The rough ER
Go away. Smooth ER told me to stay away from you!!!