Resource 1: Background information on cells
Background information/subject knowledge for teacher
Diagrams of a plant and an animal cell
Names of cell structures for students to label diagrams of plant and animal cells:
- A.Central cell vacuole
- B.Cell membrane
- F.Vacuole (small)
- G.Cellulose cell wall
Information about cell structures for students to use as annotations on diagrams of plant and animal cells:
(A structure may have more than one annotation. Some annotations apply to both plant and animal cells.)
- The outer layer of this cell is firm and rigid. It is made of cellulose. It gives the cell a definite shape.
- The outer layer of this cell is not very rigid. It causes the shape of the cell to be flexible.
- This is a large central area in the middle of the cell. It is filled with liquid. This helps to make the cell firm and gives support to the whole plant.
- This structure controls what goes into and what comes out of the cell.
- This structure controls what the cell is like and how it works.
- This is a jelly like fluid containing many granules. Activities such as releasing energy and making proteins happen here.
- These structures are used to make food by photosynthesis.
- These are small vacuoles found in cells. They may contain food particles, chemicals made by the cell or germs that are being destroyed by the cell.