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Year 7 & 8 TOC

Building blocks


Cells are the basic building block of life

Recall Questions


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What is your name?
Cells that have features so that they can do particular jobs are called
Which part of the cell is responsible for protein production?
The jelly like liquid in the cell is called the
Which is common across plant, fungi and animal cells? 
Select all that apply:

Look at the diagram above, what organelle is number 9?

Look at the diagram above, what organelle is number 14?

Look at the diagram above, what organelle is number 2?
Animals and fungi are heterotrophs, while plants are:
Explain how plants create their food.

From the options below. Choose which bees can do but dandelions cannot.

From the options below. Choose which dandelions can do but bees cannot.

Questions/ Activities

The cards below are a combination of diagrams and microscopic pictures of various organelles. Try and match the organelle to its correct pair. 

1. Which organelles would be in high quantities if the cell required: 

  1. a lot of energy 
  2. to manufacture proteins
  3. to carry out photosynthesis

2.  Describe what would happen to a cell if you were to remove the: 

  1. Nucleus
  2. Ribosomes
  3. Plasma membrane
  4. Chlorophyll

3. What is the function of the cell wall? How does this differ from the function of the cell membrane?

4. Draw a plant and animal cell side by side and colour in the organelles. Make sure you colour the same organelle the same colour in both. For example, if you colour the nucleus red in the animal cell, colour it red in the plant cell. Once you have drawn the cells, describe what is difference between a plants and animals on a cellular level.

5. What is the advantage and disadvantage of having a cell wall around a cell? 

6. How do forensic scientists use cells?

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