All animals and plants are made from cells. The components of a cell and their functions are described: membrane, cytoplasm, nucleus. In addition to these, plant cells also have a cell wall, vacuole and often chloroplasts. The function of each of these components is also described.

First broadcast:
25 March 2003

This clip could be used by students to compare plant and animal cells. Students could be presented with a series of cell samples (or images of cells) which they have to identify as being of plant or animal origin.