A Cell Is Like a Dirtbike By. Dylan Wood The Nucleus is like the rider, they control the cell/dirtbike The Cell Membrane is like the air filter, it lets the good things in and keeps the bad out The Cell Wall is like the frame, It holds everything together The Endoplasmic Reticulum is like a fuel line, it allows fuel to pass like proteins do in the Endoplasmic Reticulum The Golgi Apparatus is like the chain, it delivers power to the wheel like the Golgi Apparatus delivers proteins The Mitochondrion is like the motor, it’s what makes the bike go like the mitochondrion is the powerhouse for the cell. The Vacuole is like the gas tank, it holds the gas like the Vacuole stores food, water, and waste The Ribosome is like gas, it fuels everything like the Ribosome produce protein Plant and Animal Cells • A plant cell has a cell wall to support it and a animal cell has a cytoskeleton to support it. • A plant cell uses both photosynthesis and cell respiration to breath. Where a animal cell only has cell respiration. • A plant cell has a chloroplast to absorb energy. Where a animal cell does not have one. • A plant cell is green from the chlorophyll. Where a animal cell is a pinkish-red from the blood. • A plant cell has one large vacuole which stores things. Where a animal cell has many small ones. • A plant cell is a square shape because of the cell wall. Where a animal cell can be any shape because it doesn’t have a cell wall.