The presenters build a CGI model of a plant cell, starting from an animal cell. The extra features they add are: vacuole, cell wall and chloroplasts. The function of each component is described.

First broadcast:
21 November 2008

Students could carry out practical examination of a range of plant, animal and microbial cells, comparing their size, shape and structure. With additional research, annotated diagrams could be produced that identify and label key parts of the cell.