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    Cell Organelles Described as a City Analog

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    I need help finding analogies for the following:

    1) cytoplasm
    2) nucleus
    3) chromosomes
    4) vacuole
    5) cytoskeleton
    6) lysosome
    7) centriole
    8) cilia

    The analogy has to represent what the cell's function is. I am having difficulty doing this. Any suggestions?

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    Hi there,

    I used to be a high school biology teacher. In my class I liked to compare the eukaryotic cell to a city and compare each organelle to a part of this city.

    To do this you first need to know what each organelle does and then you need to think of a component of a city which has the same function. Below I defined each organelle and helped you to consider which city component would be good analogs.

    1. Cytoplasm - jelly like material that fills the cells and keeps everything in place. A good city analogy could be the police department, ...

    Solution Summary

    In this solution I describe the function of each of the following orgenelles and then compare them to a component of a city: cytoplasm, cytoskeleton, chromosome, nucleuas, vacuole, lysosome, centriole, cilia, and vacuole.