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a: Vacuole ~
b: kitchen

What: See the link for a list of analogies associating this organelle with a kitchen. The room association is appropriate, in that a vacuole is storage space AND it also provides structure for what it contains and the cell that contains it, somewhat like a kitchen is an essential room in a house.

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Writer: Many
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Date: Dec 28 2013 12:11 PM



a: vacuole ~
b: a rain barrel

What:

"The vacuole is like a rain barrel because it collects and holds water until it is needed by the cell." The linked page has a nice discussion of cell parts and their functions.


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Writer: Kelly
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Date: Dec 28 2013 12:17 PM


Your Inner Water Ballon

a: Vacuole ~
b: a balloon

What:

"Vacuole is like a balloon full of water" Yes, it's full of water, it's flexible so it can expand to help a plant cell grow.


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Writer: Dante Almaguer
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Date: Dec 28 2013 12:18 PM


The Soccer Team Analogies.......

a: Vacuole ~
b: bench players

What: "Vacuoles are like the bench players. They are the storage houses in the cell. Excess food and water are usually stored in the vacuole for future use."

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Writer: jerichorayel
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Date: Dec 28 2013 12:29 PM



a: Vacuole ~
b: flexible water storage tank

What: Vacuoles have two general functions: 1) it provides internal physical support for a plant cell and 2) it is a storage area for water soluble nutrients and waste products. The link is of a water storage tank holding up a car.

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Writer: Lucretia
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Date: Dec 28 2013 12:39 PM



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