Animal and Plant Cells

For your exams you will need to know the different parts and functions of an animal cell.

A typical animal cell

Nucleus – Contains the cells DNA

Cytoplasm – Where chemical reactions take place

Cell Membrane – Controls what goes in and out of the cell

Mitochondria – Respiration takes place here, provides the cell with energy

Ribosomes – Protein synthesis* takes place here

*Synthesis – to make something