Cell Analogy

A cell is like a country.

For my analogy, I picked the analogy a cell is like a country. In the analogy, the government represents the nucleus. The nucleus is like the main control of the entire cell kind of, like how the government runs the country. The nucleus contains chromatin, which are the blueprints of making molecules. A government usually has a constitution, which tells them how they can run the country.

In this analogy, coal power plants are like mitochondria. The mitochondria use sugar to make energy that the cell uses to perform functions. The coal power plants use coal to create energy. The energy is used to power the country so it can do stuff like creates food.

The endoplasmic reticulum is like a highway. The endoplasmic reticulum is what ribosome travels on. The highway is provide a fast mean of travel for cars and trucks. The highway sends stuff to important places quickly like the endoplasmic reticulum does.

The lysosomes are like the sanitation department of a cell. The lysosomes eat away dead parts and old waste. The sanitation department cleans the entire country they get rid of old waste. The sanitation department works kind of like lysosomes.  

The Golgi Apparatus is kind of like the postal service of a cell. The Golgi Apparatus is an area within the cell where packaging of protein is done so it can be sent to other parts of the cell. The postal service packages stuff. Then it sends it to places all over the country like a cell.

The cell membrane is like the Immigration and Customs of the cell. The cell membrane controls what come in and out of a cell. If it does not want something to come in or out it would not let it. The Immigration and Customs control what goes in and out of a country.

The cytoplasm is like the ground. The cytoplasm is a fluid all the organelles float around in. The ground it what all of the things a country need to function is a part of. That is how cytoplasm is like ground.

The chloroplast is like solar panels. The chloroplast creates energy from light. Solar panels like chloroplast use light to make energy. The energy is what is a country needs to run machinery to make products.

As you can tell, there are many ways that you can say a cell is like a country. There are many parts to a country for it to work properly. The same goes for a cell. That is why I chose to compare the cell to a country.

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  1. edd Says...

    On January 14, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    Great it sounded like you put a lot of effort into it.


  2. wow Says...

    On February 4, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    dude. u are god. i had this same project and i didnt know wat to do. that you so much for posting this =]


  3. amber Says...

    On March 5, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    thanx so much this was awesome. it helped me a lot with my own project!! :)


  4. Jess Says...

    On March 15, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    I did not like it because you did not have a lot of the cell parts. It was also boring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  5. James Hendrix Says...

    On May 13, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    it really helped with my project too thanks man you are the best!!!


  6. Anonymous Says...

    On June 14, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    Your cell analogy sounds amazing. It appears that you have put a great deal of effort into your thoughts and planning for this analogy and it turned out wonderfully. Thank you for posting this; it was a fascinating read.


  7. Mr. K Says...

    On July 12, 2009 at 8:57 am

    1 missing: Vacuoles!


  8. Science Addict Says...

    On August 23, 2009 at 2:39 am

    U helped me with my project…. was having a tough time.


  9. Science-is-Fun Says...

    On September 6, 2009 at 9:26 am

    OMG, U SURE R GOOD AT ANALOGIES!


  10. Science-Is-Fun Says...

    On September 6, 2009 at 9:30 am

    OH BY THE WAY, U FORGOT ‘BOUT THE VACUOLES!!!


  11. Science-is-Fun Says...

    On September 8, 2009 at 10:39 am

    Thanks everybody for the awesomehelp,i touch myself to sceince every night


  12. jasmine(: Says...

    On September 17, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    thanks, this really helped me with my project,
    but your missing vacoules, cell membrane, and ribosomes.
    but still helped an absoulute lot(:


  13. Liz_IS_rite Says...

    On October 6, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    J4urinfo-Jasmine(: Cell Membrane was in the list and this project was helpful cause you kno you wouldnt have done it without him…


  14. Jay-K Says...

    On October 12, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    Thank you this really helped on my project


  15. brendan Says...

    On October 22, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    all u ppl tht read this for fun and no because they need help on a soon to be over due project is a nerd but thnx man


  16. Anonymous Says...

    On October 28, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    Cell membrane could be border patrol or Homeland Security. Vacuoles could be garbage dumps or land fills. Still a great job though. I did this project in Biology last year and it was pretty fun. I actually used the country analogy.


  17. Anonymous Says...

    On October 28, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    Sorry, I meant Lysosomes could be land fills or garbage dumps.


  18. walter Says...

    On November 5, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    thanx bro i coppied and pasted this and handed it in and got 100 % thanx bro


  19. Mallory W. Says...

    On January 7, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    Thanks! This helped me with my homework so much! Though I am only in seventh grade, it is sites like these that get me through school! Thanks! BTW Walter, that’s cheating!


  20. jordan many? =0 Says...

    On January 10, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    omg you forgot tht gay vacuole d-_-b


  21. alex Says...

    On January 30, 2010 at 11:41 am

    this really helped me on my project that i need to work on thanks (;


  22. tim Says...

    On February 22, 2010 at 12:03 am

    you forgot the vacuole and ribosomes


  23. *Katie* Says...

    On March 14, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Thanx sooo much you totallly helped me with homework… :( biology homework but you forgot the Nucleolus…duh


  24. a.k Says...

    On October 12, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    thnx! :D


  25. DaYsI :) Says...

    On October 13, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    Who ever you are thanks!!!!!!!!! :D


  26. Erika Sabillon Says...

    On October 18, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    Thank youuuuuuuuuuuu!
    It helped me with my project. :)


  27. Also a cheater Says...

    On October 24, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    All the commenters are cheaters.


  28. bob Says...

    On October 25, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    guys stfu its better than what u guys can do nd btw thnx u helped :D


  29. Otto Van Bismarck Says...

    On October 26, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    You forgot vacoules, cell membrane, and ribosomes. It was still EXTREMELY helpful though. :)


  30. Drew Says...

    On October 28, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    yeah, i needed this also..!!! i wish you put more, cuz im already out of ideas! it’s due 2morrow!! CRAP.. But thanks :) bahhaa


  31. Paige Says...

    On November 2, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    thanks so much the info was helpful and right! all I had to do for my project was put it on a poster! :)


  32. Hannah Says...

    On November 3, 2010 at 12:36 am

    I love this. I have a project due in a few hours and this totally saved me. Thank you so much for posting this.

    Does anyone know an analogy for a centriole?
    I need it for my poster.


  33. Tristan Says...

    On November 27, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    Thank you dude i had a project and had no idea what to put


  34. Kayla Says...

    On November 27, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    You forgot vacuoles! But thanks for helping me with my project!


  35. me + science = love Says...

    On December 15, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    I <3 sience (square root of) 16 eva!!11


  36. juanito Says...

    On January 3, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    yo man you fogottt endoplastic lysosome ribosomes but you still helped me thanx


  37. rf Says...

    On January 3, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    fagggggggggooooottttttt


  38. deeter Says...

    On January 6, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    rf umadbro?


  39. Tbeared Says...

    On January 10, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Looks like you put a lot of time into this project… Cool analogies!


  40. beast mode Says...

    On January 17, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    did everyone just look at this because the needed help with a project?


  41. demi Says...

    On January 24, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Can you give me a good car cell analogy?


  42. Jenn Says...

    On January 27, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    This is amazing. It definitely helped me with my project<3.


  43. iGo HAMMER Says...

    On February 2, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    wow one missing vacuole your a good writer to bad your not consistent with your work :( sorry not everybody can be perfect!!
    -k.h.


  44. iGo HAMMER Says...

    On February 2, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    wow one missing vacuole your a good writer to bad your not consistent with your work :( sorry not everybody can be perfect!!


  45. biology student :) Says...

    On February 3, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    not all cells have vacuoles by the way guys!! thanks for the help this really helped me with my homework :)


  46. Jason Says...

    On February 13, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    vacuoles could be water towers :O and yes, we’re all cheaters =)


  47. cosmomed Says...

    On March 20, 2011 at 4:47 am

    Comparing a cell to a country. A good depiction of cell structures indeed! It will be better if vacuoles, centrioles, and cytoskeleton are included. Nice share!


  48. shubham Says...

    On May 31, 2011 at 8:14 am

    man that was just……….awsome


  49. Ninetails Says...

    On August 17, 2011 at 1:37 am

    Kinda wish people would slow down when they read. :P Only one that wasn’t mentioned was the vacuoles, but you could easily label that one yourself with just a bit of thought…..-_-”


  50. dammit iafrate Says...

    On October 11, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL
    my science teacher assigned this to us, and this is the example he used
    word for word


  51. A few minor corrections... Says...

    On October 11, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Your cell analogy has both lysosomes and chloroplasts. However, only animal cells have lysosomes and only plant cells have chloroplasts. That means that your cell that you are comparing to a country is both a plant cell AND an animal cell? I think you might need to rethink your science. And also, try not to be so repetitive when writing. Using the same phrases over and over makes for a very boring read. And also, try not to be so repetitive when writing. Using the same phrases over and over makes for a very boring read. Otherwise, nice work :D


  52. Micah Harford Says...

    On October 18, 2011 at 1:48 am

    When I found this article, I couldn’t help but laugh because I was looking for the analogy from the Homeland Security/Border issue perspective. Heavy critizism of a wall along the U.S. border has come from the ‘Berlin Wall’ experience. What those critics fail to realize is what a ‘membrane’ does for an organism. Whether that organism is a prokaryotic cell, or 307,212,123 (July 2009 est.) people, the membrane does what membrane does…and the membrane of the U.S. is sick and needs help.


  53. Courtney Says...

    On October 23, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Thanks you helped me so much.


  54. Rachelle Says...

    On October 31, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    whats the nucleolus?!


  55. asiaaaa Says...

    On November 5, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    thanks his really helped for my test coming up!!!!


  56. Thanks Says...

    On November 14, 2011 at 1:26 am

    Thank you so much it helped a lot!


  57. Nerd Says...

    On November 28, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Great answers,most people are complaining cause you missed afew but we really wouldnt have had ANY of these answers if it werent for you.Thanx bro!!


  58. Dee bart Says...

    On March 3, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    This really helped me except you left out ribosomes, proteins, and the nucleolus.


  59. ttm Says...

    On March 17, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Hi guys for I actually used the Constitution for the nucleolus in my analogy. In my class we didn’t need endoplasmic reticulum so for ribosomes I did laws! (my was a plant cell). For the rough ER I did the police and for the smooth ER I did doctors. I also made cell walls airports. Hope this helps!


  60. Shantasha Says...

    On April 23, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    oh god damn dea go bill he licks ass


  61. Dj Jermain Says...

    On October 3, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    yo good help


  62. Thea^^ Says...

    On October 14, 2012 at 5:49 am

    YeaH ! Thanks a Lot ! :”"D


  63. Tibby Says...

    On November 12, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    OMG DOES EVERYONE HAVE THE SAME PROJECT? lol and thanks i needed this website too…
    THANK KU SOOO MUCH!! :D


  64. Polina Smrnova Says...

    On November 17, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Vacuoles, cell wall and ribosomes r missing but this realy helped me w/ my project thx!


  65. Hong Says...

    On November 17, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    u helped me…. thanks


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