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What are the parts of an animal cell?

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September 23, 2017 1:39AM

Animal cells are the cells found in animals. You are made up of trillions of animal cells.

These are the 3 basic parts of an animal cell (as you will learn in biology):

Cell Membrane: A cell membrane works like a bouncer in a nightclub. It lets the good things in like nutrients and lets the bad things out like waste. It is also like a sieve.

Cytoplasm: Cytoplasm is the jellylike part of the cell where the action takes place. It is where the nutrients are used.

Nucleus: The nucleus controls the cell, and tells it what to do. The nucleus also contains the DNA which is like a blueprint. A blueprint is a plan that people use when they build. A cell's blueprint is the plan the cell uses when it reproduces.