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The nucleus is like the coach on a basketball team. The Nucleus is the command center of the cell and directs all cell activities. On a basketball team, the coach directs play. Nothing would happen right without the coach, the same is true for the nucleus.
The mitochondria are like the cheerleaders, fans, and mascot of a basketball team. The Mitochondria is the power plant of the cell and releases energy needed for cell activities. The fans led by the mascot and the cheerleaders usually get players fired up and gives them the desire to win which translates into energy.
The Cell Membrane
The Cell Membrane contains the cell and is partly responsible for its shape. It is like a basketball play because a play determines where action occurs and it determines a team’s formation or shape. For instance, a Pick and Roll is like the Cell Membrane because the team has to be in the right type of formation or shape to be able to make a successful Pick and Roll. The cell has to be in the right shape for it to continue functioning. The Cell Membrane is also flexible. A basketball team has to be flexible because if the Pick and Roll or another play does not go right then they have to transfer into another play or into defense.
A vacuole on a basketball court would be the central circle because in a cell a membrane sac plays roles in digestion and the release of cellular waste products. This relates to a center circle on a basketball court because when bad things happen that is where it goes.
The Golgi apparatus/ Body
The Golgi apparatus would be most like the water boy in basketball because it groups things up and produces things like the water boy gathers things up and gives them to the players.
The cytoplasm could be the basketball court because all of the basketball players play on it. The cytoplasm is where all of the cell activities take place. The cytoplasm holds all of the cell’s organelles in a fatty membrane. The basketball court holds all of the players in it so they have somewhere to play.
The ribosome could be the trainer because the trainer trains the players and keeps them healthy by giving them protein and helping them gain muscle. The ribosome gives the cell protein.
The Cell Wall
The center is like the cell wall because the center gives the team extra protection from the opponent if they get close. The cell wall gives the cell extra protection from harmful things and gives sturdiness to the plant, and so does a center.
The Endoplasmic Reticulum
The endoplasmic reticulum is kind of like the point guard a basketball team. The endoplasmic reticulum works as part of a packaging and storing system along with other organelles. Just like that, the point guard stores plays and strategies given by the coach in their head and uses them when needed.
The lysosome is like the towel boys or mop boys on a basketball team. They protect the players from injury by mopping up dust, sweat, or anything that might cause them to trip. They are one of the precautions taken to decrease the amount of injuries taking place.