The characteristics of Life and Cells

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The characteristics of Life and Cells by Mind Map: The characteristics of Life and Cells

1. Characteristics of life

1.1. Movement

1.2. Respiration

1.3. Sensitivity

1.4. Growth

1.5. Reproduction

1.6. Excretion

1.7. Nutrients

2. Plant cell

2.1. Nucleus

2.1.1. Brain of the cell

2.2. Cytoplasm

2.2.1. Area for chemical processes

2.3. Cell membrane

2.3.1. Controls what goes in and out of the cell

2.4. Mitochondria

2.4.1. Power house of the cell

2.5. Cellulose cell wall

2.5.1. Supports the cell from bursting

2.6. Chloroplasts

2.6.1. Contains chlorophyll for photosynthesis

2.7. Permanent vacuole

2.7.1. Filled with sap to keep the cell turgid

3. Animal cell

3.1. Nucleus

3.1.1. Brain of the cell

3.2. Cytoplasm

3.2.1. Area for chemical processes

3.3. Cell membrane

3.3.1. Controls what goes in and out of the cell

3.4. Mitochondria

3.4.1. Power house of the cell

4. Magnification

4.1. Magnification = M

4.2. Drawing = D

4.3. Actual Size = A

4.4. M = D / a

4.5. D = A * M

4.6. A = D / M

5. Diffusion

5.1. Water, solutes and gases

5.2. Involves transports of solutes

5.3. How leaves take in CO2

5.4. How CO2 leaves the blood

6. Osmosis

6.1. Only water

6.2. Requires a partially permeable membrane

6.3. Reason blood cells burst in water

6.4. Described using the term water potetial

6.5. How plant cells keep their shape

7. Both diffusion and osmosis

7.1. Passive

7.2. Occur in nature

7.3. High to low concentration