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1

What is the nucleus?

It controls the cell

2

What is the cell membrane?

It controls what enters and leaves

3

What is the cell wall?

It supports the cell and keeps it rigid

4

What is the cytoplasm?

It is watery jelly. Most of the cell's activities happen here.

5

What are the differences between a plant and animal cell?

Plant : Vacuole , Cell wall , Chloroplast

6

What is the vacuole?

It is a large storage space filled with cell sap

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What are the similarities between a plant and animal cell?

They both have a nucleus, cytoplasm, and a cell membrane

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What is a specialised cell?

Specialised cells are specially designed to carry out a particular job

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What is the function of the Sperm Cell - how is it different?

Function : To reach female egg cells and join with it.
Difference : It has a long tail for swimming and has a pointed head.

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What is the function of the Egg / Ovum Cell - how is it different?

Function : To join with the male cell, the sperm cell. And also to be fertilised.
Difference : It contains lots of cytoplasm.

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What is the function of the Ciliated Cell - how is it different?

Function : To push and move mucus from one place to another.
Difference : To sweep away the mucus. It has a thin layer of tiny moving hair.

12

What is the function of the Palisade Cell - how is it different?

Function : Absorbs sunlight for photosynthesis.
Difference : It is tall, large surface to absorb water and nutrients, packed with chloroplasts to make food, and long for more light.

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What is the function of the Root Hair Cell - how is it different?

Function : Designed for absorbing water from soil.
Difference : It has a large surface area and a thin cell membrane.

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What is the function of the Red Blood Cell - how is it different?

Function : Designed to carry oxygen.
Difference : It has a thin outer membrane. It doesn't have any nucleus and has a large surface area.

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What is the function of the Nerve Cell - how is it different?

Function : To carry nerve impulses to different parts of the body.
Difference : It has long connections at each end. It carries electrical signals LIKE a wire.