A Teacher takes a student on the journey of how we look at organ systems and then go smaller and smaller until we are at a cellular level.
Hi, Mrs. Ivy! What are we learning about today?
Hello, Cornelia! Today, I am excited to introduce you to plant cells!
Cornelia, lets talk about what is in a plant cell this is important.
Recall when we discussed animal cells, there was several organelles and their function that we focused on.
The cell membrane with what allows good things in and out to help the plant. The cell wall is specif to plants and it gives it a rigidity that protects the cell from being damaged and maintains the shape. The vacuole is the giant space in the cell that holds water, nutrients, and waste products.
We start will a leaf and then zoom in to explore what it looks like when place under a microscope. When we find the cells, we can zoom in even further to see all the details the plant cell offers.
The nucleolus of the cell is the heart that has the genetic information. The nucleus houses the nucleolus and provides the control center of the cell. The mitochondria gives the cell the power and energy to function.
What do we see in a plant cell this is essential and important to them? Chloroplasts, nucleolus, nucleus, ribosomes, cell wall, mitochondria, cell membrane, and vacuole. Why are they important?
The chloroplast traps energy from the sun and uses its chlorophyll molecules to aid in energy by photosynthesis. And the ribosomes are the ones that are the workhorses of proteins of the cell.
The cell membrane, cell wall, and vacuole all help support the shape of the cell and help protect it from damage.
The nucleus, nucleolus, and mitochondria help control and power the plant cell .
Rounding out the cell is the chloroplast and ribosomes.
Mrs. Ivy, that is so interesting ! I learned so much! Thank you so much!