How to Make a Plant Cell Diagram

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How to Make a Plant Cell Diagram
A plant cell diagram can be helpful in teaching science to students. (feuille image by razorconcept from Fotolia.com)

A plant cell is similar to an animal cell in some ways, but there are also some basic differences. Plant cells have rigid outer cell walls outside cell membranes, while animal cells have only cell membranes around the outer perimeter. A plant cell diagram can be helpful in teaching science to students. Create a simple and colourful diagram with bold labels to show students all the important parts of a plant cell.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Poster paper
  • Markers

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Draw a large oblong green outline to represent the cell wall of the plant cell. This outline should be somewhat thick.

    How to Make a Plant Cell Diagram
    A large green outline represents the cell wall.
  2. 2

    Draw a second outline inside the first to represent the cell membrane. This line should be more narrow.

    How to Make a Plant Cell Diagram
    A second outline represents the cell membrane.
  3. 3

    Illustrate the cytoplasm by colouring the inner area of the cell light green, and draw the large central vacuole as a large oblong shape in the centre area of the plant cell.

    How to Make a Plant Cell Diagram
    Illustrate cytoplasm and the vacuole.
  4. 4

    Add the nucleus as a circular shape at one side and the nucleolus as a smaller circle within the nucleus.

    How to Make a Plant Cell Diagram
    Add the nucleus and nucleolus.
  5. 5

    Draw several small dark-green oval shapes to add chloroplasts to the plant cell.

    How to Make a Plant Cell Diagram
    Add chloroplasts.
  6. 6

    Add three or four pink oval shapes as mitochondria found in the plant cell. Draw a zigzag line through the mitochondria and space them around the inside of the cell.

    How to Make a Plant Cell Diagram
    Ilustrate the mitochondria.
  7. 7

    Draw long, thin, orange shapes to represent any golgi apparatuses. Off to the side of each golgi apparatus, add several orange circles to represent the golgi vesicles.

    How to Make a Plant Cell Diagram
    Add golgi vesicles.
  8. 8

    Place the smooth endoplasmic reticulum above the nucleus and the rough endoplasmic reticulum below it. These parts are long and thin, and wind back and forth. They are very similar in appearance. Add some black dots around these parts to represent ribosomes.

    How to Make a Plant Cell Diagram
    Illustrate the endoplasmic reticulum and ribosomes.
  9. 9

    Draw a grey oval to represent an amyloplast. Add a darker swirl inside the oval.

    How to Make a Plant Cell Diagram
    A grey oval represents an amyloplast.
  10. 10

    Label all the parts.

    How to Make a Plant Cell Diagram

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