The Nucleus

The Nucleus
By Charles Taylor and
Weston Gray
Mr. Burton's Class
S Typically when you make a PowerPoint, you start out
with something boring that stops whoever is reading it
to stop paying attention. I don’t believe in that.
S So here is a PowerPoint about the nucleus and how NO
S No, really the nucleus is a big thing in a small thing so
What is it?
S Essentially, a nucleus is the brain of the cell. It is the big boss that tells
all the organelles what to do and when to do it. Like a lazy powerful
S However, the nucleus isn’t lazy or unimportant. First of all, it houses
among the most needed things for the creation of the cell.
One of those things is quite interesting. It’s called DNA. However,
unlike those science fiction movies where they clone someone, the
DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) is the database for the entire cell’s life.
It doesn’t matter what kind of cell, every nucleus contains DNA.
S It also houses the ribosome creating unit, which obviously creates
ribosomes for the cell’s needs.
Why do we need it?
S If our cells didn’t have nuclei, they would literally fall apart.
The nucleus commands the organelles to preform their
duty, it holds the DNA and many many other pieces that
help run the cell. I do know that some cells don't need
nuclei to survive, but they do rely on other cells which do
contain nuclei to survive.
S Don’t you see, if we didn’t have nuclei, I wouldn’t even be
making this PowerPoint!
S Every living cell (which goes for every living thing) relies on
at least one nucleus to survive. Animals, plants, fungi,
bacteria and other assorted living things truly need this
super important organelle just to live and do what they do.
Why bother?
S Many people think/ask that question once or twice in their
life. Or maybe a lot depending on what kind of person you
S Modern sciences are based off of something. The more we
know, the better we can do things. By studying many things
or subjects, whether big or small (in this case very small),
everything in our known universe can be learned by
learning. Our learning is infinite. There is always more to
be learned.
S Maybe learning about nuclei more in depth may lead to
preventing cancer by improving a certain nucleus. Maybe a
new medicine can be made out of them. The world may
never know.
The end
S Congratulations. You are slightly more knowledgeable
about cell nuclei. I hope. Once you learn something
you are never able to unlearn it. So think about all this
new stuff. It’s not going away anytime soon.