The Function of cellular structures

One great way to learn the function of cellular structures is to create an analogy or metaphor between the cell and its structures and another type of large organization that you already know about…. any large organization that relies on lots of smaller parts to each do their jobs so that the larger organization can function.

So, take a minute to think about an analogy that works for you. Is your cell a hospital? If so, what job in the hospital is like the job the ribosome does? Is your cell a city? If so, what job in a city is like the job the plasma membrane does? In the space below please create an analogy for each of the cell structures you’ve learned – tell me how it’s role is like a job someone does “in the real world”.