Introduce students to cells function and their similarly in all living organisms. Students will characteristics that distinguish plant cells from animal cells, including chloroplasts and cell walls. Students will analyze how nucleus is the repository for genetic information in plant and animal cells. In addition, students will show that mitochondria liberate energy for the work that cells do and that chloroplasts capture sunlight energy for photosynthesis. Finally, students will demonstrate how cells can divide to increase their numbers through a process of mitosis, which results in two daughter cells with identical sets of chromosomes.