Animal and Plant Cells
Animal cells, including human cells, all contain the same following structures:
Nucleus: Contains the genetice information, controlling the activities of the cell.
Cytoplasm: Where most of the chemical reactions take place.
Cell Membrane: Controls the passage of substances into and out of the cell.
Mitochondria: Where aerobic respiration takes place.
Ribosomes: Where protein synthesis takes place.
In addition to the above features plant cells often have:
Chloroplasts: Containing chlorophyll, they absorb light to produe food via photosynthesis
Permanent Vacuole: Filled with cell sap to provide support for the plant.
Cell Wall: Made of cellulose to strengthen the cell and provide support.