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Cell Structure for Anatomy

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Cell

BY; KrystaL Hernandez Andrade

 Period 2

September 19, 2016


Cell Parts

 `-Nucleus                   1

-Cell Membrane           2

-Mitochondria             3

-Chloroplast               4

-Cell Wall/Vacuole        5

-Endoplasmic Reticulum 6

-Golgi Apparatus          7

-Lysosome                 8

-Micropilaments          9

-Microvilli                 10

-Centriole                 11

-Cytosol                   12


Table of contents


-Facillitated Diffusion  16

-Filtration              17

_Mitosis                18

-Diffusion               19

-Osmosis               20

-Active Transport     21

_Endocytosis            22

-Glycosis                23

-Krebs Cycle           24

Important Molecules

-Enzymes                13

-ATP                   14

-DNA                   15



Like Harry, the Nucleus is the most important. The Nucleus is the brain of the cell, it helps contol eating, movement and reproduction. You will never find a Nucleus near the edge of the cell becuase it's dangerous, unlike Harry Potter who is constantly in danger.



The Cell Membrane is like Harry Potters dorm room. It is the main unit of organization, it keeps all the pieces inside. Proteins and Phospholipids make up the Cell Membrane, like Harrys clothes and belongings make up his room. The protiens help molecules in and out of the cell. Some cells have two membranes.

Cell Membrane


Proteins and Phospholipids make the cell membrane



Harry Potters wand is a storage for all his magic. The Mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell,it produces energy and stores it. To make energy, the Mitochondria takes nuterients from the food we eat, breaks them down, and creates ATP for the cell. Harrys wand stores powerful magic that he can use when needed.

The Mitochondria is tiny and can change shape to move around the cell easier.



Chloroplast are only found in plant cells and eukaryotic algae. They absorb sunlight and use it to produce food for the plant, this is also known as photosynthesis. They are similar to the Mitochondria but is only found in plant cells. Mandrakes must have lots of Chloroplasts in them to keep them well fed.


Chloroplasts are smilar to Mitochondrias but Chloroplasts can only be found in plant cells.




Cell Walls are only found in plant cells, it protects the cell and everything inside. Like Hogwarts, it protects it's students from outside harm. A Cell Wall is not an impenetrable fortress, it has holes in it to help connect with other cells. Vacuoles are storage bins to cells, like the Cell Wall, they are only found in plant cells. They store food or any nutrients the cell might need to survive.

Cell Wall in green

Cell Wall / Vacuole

Vacuole is the bright blue obejct in the middle


The Rough ER is involved in some prodution of poteins, quality control and delivering them, kind of how the owls send and deliver your post/mail, it's rough because it's covered in Ribosomes. The Smooth ER is apart of the production of fats and hormones, it''s smooth because it is not covered in Ribosomes.

Endoplasmic Reticulum (Rough and Smooth)

The Rough ER is located towards the back, covered in Ribosomes. The Smooth ER is towards the front with nothing aattached to it.


The Golgi Apparatus is another packaging cell like the Endoplasmic Reticulum. The Golgi gathers simple molecules and makes them more complex molecules, packs them in Vesicles and stores them for later or sends them out. It can be compared to the Owlery in Harry Potter, it's a place where all the mail is put and sent out.

Golgi Apparatus

The Golgi can also create complex sugars and send them off


The purpose of Lysosomes is to digest things, they could digest food or break down a cell when it dies. Like a Dementor who digest all of or happiness. A Lysosome is a vesicle that holds enzymes. The enzyme proteins were first made in the Endoplasmic Reticulum.


Lysosomes are little digestion machines


Quiddich is the backbone of Hogwarts, just like Microfilaments are the backbone of the cells. They are long, thin, and stringy ptoteins. They form structure and allow the cell to hold it's shape, move itself, and move it''s organelles.


Long, thin, and stringy



Microvilli have a wide variety of functions, they absorb secretion, cellular adhesion and mechanotransduction. It can be compared to Hermione's never ending bag that hrld everything they needed. Microvilli are formed as cell extensions.

Microfilaments poking out of a cell



There are nine groups of microtubules

Every animal-like cell has two centrioles. They are there to help the cell when it comes time to divide; like Voldemort when he spilt the entire Wizarding World into two, good and bad. Both of the centrioles work in the process of Mitosis and Meiosis. You cannot see them when the cell is dividing.



Cytosol is the liquid in a cell. It separates into compartments in the cells by membranes. Cytosol is a mixture of different substances dissolved in water; like in the Polujuice potion, many different ingredients are mixed to create it and changing the apperance of whom ever drinks it. Cytosol has no funtion but it is the site of multiple cell processes.



Enzymes are molecules that act as catalysts and help actions occur everywhere. Much like Death Eaters who helped Lord Voldmort cause chaos and destruction. Enzymes are specfic catalysts  and usually work to complete one task.


Enzymes are small and shaped like coils


ATP is the cells energy currency, like Galleons are the money currency in Harry Potter. ATP transports chemical energy within cells for metabolism. It carries energy where it is needed.

ATP's chemical structure



DNA is what carries our genetic makeup. Harry got half his DNA from his mother and half from his father. DNA contains instructions for growth, develpment, functioning, and reproduction. DNA is a nucleic acid. The two strands in DNA are polynucleotides.

DNA carries our genetic makeup



Facilitated Diffusion is the process of letting molecules in and out, much like the gatekeeper at Hogwarts keeping traking of who is coming in. Facilitated Diffusion does not require energy.

Facilitated Diffusion

Molecules go from high concentration to low concentration


Filtration is when liquid is passed though a membrane. Only certain amounts of liquid may pass at a time. Filtration does not need energy. I related Filtration to the Cruciatus curse is Harry Potter, although this is tourture, the Cruciatus cruse is helpful in getting certain information out.



Mitosis is the separation of two identical daughter cells during the cell cycle. The two sets of chromosomes get separated and each end up with it's own nucleus. In Harry Potter, when they destroyed a Horocrux, they separated it from his soul.



Diffusion is when molecules intermingle and go from high concentration to low concentration. Like in the Battle of Hogwarts, the bag guys went and "intermingled" themselves with the good guys.



Osmosis is when water moves from a less concentrated solution to a more concentrated solution through a permable membrane. Like when Durmstrang arised from the water to the surface.



Active Transport is when a cell uses energy to transport something. Like in Harry Potter when they used their inner magic to transport anywhere. Active Transport transports molecules across the cell membrane.

Active Transport


Endocytosis is when it takes molecules or objects too large and passes it through the cell membrane. Harry did something similar when he Accio the tornament cup and Cedric and transported back to Hogwarts 



Glycolysis is the breakdown of glucose (sugar) by enzymes, releasing energy and pyruvicacid. Like the Reducto spell in Harry Potter specifically when Ginny casts the spell to a lot of glass balls and causes a mass explosion.



The Krebs Cycle is a sequence of reactions by which most living cells generate energy during the process of areobic respiration. Like in Harry Potter when Draco and Harry faced Voldemort  all because Draco snitched.

Krebs Cycle