A look at the cells of different organisms and a comparison of the structures found in plant and animal cells. All animal cells are surrounded by a membrane which contains the cytoplasm. Nearly all animal cells contain a nucleus. Plants produce food through photosynthesis. Most of this process takes place in an organelle unique to plant cells, called the chloroplast.

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Bitesize: Biology
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26 October 2007

Students can be challenged to describe the differences between plant and animal cells. Using microscopes, a variety of different animal cells from different tissue or blood samples could be examined. Students can discuss the roles of parts of the cells that do various jobs when a plant photosynthesises.