Mammoth Memory


Vacuoles are storage bubbles. They can contain water, food or waste.

Mnemonic to remember vacuole storage of food and water for cells

Think of the bag of a vacuum cleaner (vacuole) as a big bubble of liquid or waste that fills a large part of the machine.

Animal cell

Graphic showing several small vacuoles in animal cells

There are several vacuoles in an animal cell.

Plant cell

Image showing one large vacuole in plant cells that contain food, water or waste

A plant cell has just one large vacuole. 

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