Mammoth Memory

Cells 

Cells are the building blocks of life!

Plans were drawn up to build a new block of prison cells.

Mnemonic showing a prison cells depicting a cell 

The cells were to be built on top of each other.

Mnemonic showing cells are building blocks of life 

What’s in all cells?

1.  Nucleus

Mnemonic to remember nucleus in plant and animal cells

A nuclear (nucleus) power plant was cleared out to make way for the new cells 

NOTE:

The nucleus is found in both plant and animal cells.

 

2.  Membrane

Mnemonic to remember membrane in plant and animal cells

Members of all brainy groups (membrane) were all thrown into the new jail.

NOTE 1:

The membrane is found in both plant and animal cells.

 

NOTE 2:

When this is taught in a classroom it would be important to stop here and summarise what you have learnt so far:
You have learnt

  • Cells are the building blocks of life
  • Cells have a nucleus
  • Cells have a membrane

 

3.  Ribosomes

Mnemonic to remember ribosomes in plant and animal cells

The first thing they were asked to do was to take their ribbons out (ribosomes),

NOTE:

Ribosomes are found in both plant and animal cells.

 

4.  Mitochondria

Mnemonic to remember mitochondria in plant and animal cells

Next, they were warned about talking to three oversized fellow convicts known as the Mighty Con Trio (mitochondria), who were very powerful and often recruited new prisoners to help with illegal activities.

NOTE:

Mitochondria are found in both plant and animal cells.

 

5.  Cytoplasm

Mnemonic to remember cytoplasm in plant and animal cells

The members of brainy (membrane) groups, eventually settle in when guards site a plasma (cytoplasm) TV in their prison cells.

NOTE:

Cytoplasm is found in both plant and animal cells.

 

In summary

Cells are the building blocks of life.

All plant and animal cells have a

  1. Nucleus
  2. Membrane
  3. Ribosomes
  4. Mitochondria
  5. Cytoplasm
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