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Joe Kearney

Mrs. Stienger
Honors Bio
March 16, 2018

The Cell
The students enter the class right after the bell and continue to talk.
Mrs. S: Settle down get in your seats. Guys come on we are already behind.
Today we will be traveling through an animal cell, and observing all the different parts.
Hans: That’s sweet bro.
Rivasio: Ticket.
Mrs. S: Everyone on the bus, we’re going on an adventure. WOWO.
Emma just walks into class.
Emma P: I was at my locker!
Class gets on the bus and travels inside one of Mr. Z’s bald spot cells.
Mrs. S: Now look at that foam like substance around the cell. Can anyone guess what that is?
Alaina: That’s the cell wall. Its job is to shape the cell and monitor what travels in and out.
Colin: WOW good job.
Thomas: Look, Look! It’s the nucleolus.
Mrs. S: that’s right Thomas. The nucleolus is the round looking ball that takes up most of the
cell, inside is the nucleus. The nucleus is also a round looking shape that is the brains of the cell,
and contains the DNA.
Joe: What the heck is that big squiggly line looking thing.
Ryan: Yeah with all those dots on it!
Alaina: That’s the rough endoplasmic reticulum you goons.
Ryan and Joe: Hey! Mrs. S she called me a name.
Mrs. S: Now, now back on track you guys. Yes, Aliana you are right that’s the endoplasmic
reticulum and those are ribosomes attacked to it. Can anyone tell me what their functions are?
Ava: Well, the rough ER packages proteins and sends them to the Golgi Apparatus. The
ribosomes are where the proteins are assembled.
Mikey: Protein?
Johnny: That’s my girlfriend Mrs. S!
Warda: Cool John nobody cares.
Nug: Oh, don’t forget about the smooth ER. The smooth ER makes lipids and breaks down toxic
materials. It also packages lipids and sends to the Golgi Apparatus.
Rivasio: Ticket!
Mrs. S: Excellent Nug! Ughhh, Tony I lost my tickets.
Annabelle: Don’t forget that the smooth and rough ER send proteins and lipids in vesicles.
Johnny: Hey, that’s my girl too!
Annabelle: I am going to pretend like I didn’t hear that John. Well, anyway the vesicles are tiny
little contains made of lipid bilayers and transport the lipids and proteins.
Mrs. S: Can someone tell me what that oval with stacked circles inside is?
Thomas: That is the mitochondria.
Mrs. S: HAHA Yes, that’s right. The mitochondria breaks down sugars into energy, also called
cellular respiration.
Mrs. S: Now to the golgi apparatus!
Lizzy: Is it that thing way over there that looks like folded membranes.
Nick: Yes, indeed it is. The golgi apparatus is responsible for sorting, modifying, and packaging
the lipids and proteins. It also sends them to their final destination.
Maddy: WOW watch out we might hit the vacuole! That’s where water and nutrients is stored.
Warda: That’s just a giant bubble in the middle.
Colin: Mrs. S when will we see the Lysosomes?
Mrs. S: That is the bean looking thing over there. That is where food and waste is broken down
because it contains enzymes.
Ryan: So, it’s like a trash can?
Alaina: Yeah, pretty much.
Ryan: Johnny it’s perfect for you!
Johnny makes some weird noises, and everyone just stares at him.
Thomas: Mrs. S it is 11:00 we better follow the cytoskeleton out of here.
Mrs. S: Only if you tell me what the cytoskeleton does.
Thomas: It is like support beams, it also helps the vesicle transport from one organelle to the
Mrs. S: Very good Thomas!
Rivasio: Ticket!
Mrs. S: Fine.
Kyle: Wait everyone we have to clean the cytoplasm off the bus. It is the goo like substances
that holds everything in place.
Everyone already packed up and is lining up at the door.
Mrs. S: Wait there’s and assignment. I’ll email it to you guys.