Type
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Description

Lets certain things into the cell that needs in but keeps other things out. Cell Membrane
Contains all the qorking parts of the cell, the organelles. cytoplasm
Where proteins are made. ribosomes
Has our DNA that contains all our genetic information. nucleus
Controls whats going in and out of the nucleus. nucleolus
Is a series of folded membrane pathways spotted with ribosomes. Rough.ER
Has no ribosomes on it. smooth.er
Makes new proteins and new membranes. ribosomes
Are made up of saccules that package up things to be transported around the cell. golgi
Are vesicles that have digestive enzymes inside them that break down the things that the cells dont need. lysosomes
Are large membranous sacs for storing things vacuoles
Have a double membrane that folds in on itself forming little finger-like projections. mitochondria

Plant Cell Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

The jelly-like fluid that is consistently flowing inside a cell. Cytoplasm
An organelle that packags and distributes proteins: it modifies and sends proteins to the correct place within the cell. Golgi Body
An organelle that store water and other excess materials not needed by th cell. Vacuole
An organelle that makes energy for the cell by breaking down sugars. Mitochondria
An organelle that makes proteins. Ribosomes
A rigid structure that gives support and shape to a cell. Only in plant cells. Cell Wall
A protective layer that overs the cell's surface. It controls the movement of particles in and out of the cell. Cell Membrane
An organlls that is responsible for destroying worn or damaged organelles. Lysosomes
An organelle only found in plant and algae cels where photosynthesis takes place (contains cchlorophll). Chloroplast
An organelle made up of folded membranes whose functions include making proteins, lipids, and proccessing other materials. Endoplasmic Reticulum
A web of proteins in the cytoplasm that keeps a cell's mebrane from collasping. Cytoskeleton
One of the structures in the nucleus that is made up of DNA and protein. Chromosomes
An organelle that contians genetic material. Nucleus
Inside of the nucleuos where ribosomes are made. Nucleolus
Controls the movement of praticles in and out of the nucleus Nuclear Membrane
A flexible boundary that controls the movemens of substamces into and out of the cell. plasma membrane
A fluid or air-filled cavity or sac. vesicle
The relaxed form of DNA in the cell's nucleus. chromatin
Projections that aid in locomotion and feding. Flagellum
The ageuous component of the cytoplasm of a cell, various organelles and particles are suspended. Cytosol

Cell Parts Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the basic structural unit of all living things cell
a specialized part of a cell having some specific function made of macromolecules organelle
A single-celled or multicellular organism whose cells contain a membrane-bound nucleus eukaryote
organism not enclosed in a nucleus. Bacteria and archaeans are this prokaryote
an organelle in the cytoplasm of cells that produces energy mitochondria
the semipermeable membrane enclosing the cytoplasm of a cell cell membrane
the definite boundary that is part of plant cells and not in animal cells cell wall
a double membrane, and found in most living eukaryotic cells, directing their growth, metabolism, and reproduction, and functioning in the transmission of genic characters nucleus
particles in the cytoplasm of cells, either free or attached to the endoplasmic reticulum, that contain RNA and protein and are the site of protein synthesis ribosome
The membrane network in cytoplasm that is composed of tubules that carry ribosomes on their surfaces some are rough while others are smooth. endoplasmic reticulum
a cell organelle containing enzymes that digest particles lysosome
contains chlorophyll and other pigments, occurrs in plants and algae that carry out photosynthesis chloroplast
a complex of vesicles and folded membranes within the cytoplasm of most eukaryotic cells, involved in secretion and intracellular transport golgi apparatus
jelly like substance between the cell membrane and the nucleus cytoplasm
enables many protozoa, bacteria, spermatozoa to move about / swim about the cell flagellum
providing locomotion to protozoans and moving liquids along internal tissues in animals cilia

Cell Organelle Crossword

Type
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Description

A specialized subunit within a cell that has a specific function, and is usually separately enclosed within its own membrane. Little organs within the cell. Organelle
Shaped like a bean, this cell organelle helps take food and manufacture energy from it. It is known as the powerhouse of the cell. The energy it makes is ATP. Mitochondria
An elongated or disc-shaped organelle containing chlorophyll. This is the site of photosynthesis. Chloroplast
The cell's "skeleton" of microtubules which gives it shape, strength, and the capacity for directed movement Cytoskeleton
The control center of the cell, it contains the hereditary information and carries the instructions for making proteins. Nucleus
The organelles where proteins are made from the translation of RNA strands. Ribosome
Jelly-like substance that makes up the matrix of the cell body. Cytoplasm
a double-layered membrane that surrounds the cell. Also called the plasma membrane, it regulates what enters and leaves the cell. Cell Membrane
known as the garbage men, contains digestive enzymes to breakdown worn out cell parts or destroy foreign invaders Lysosome
modifying, sorting and packaging of proteins for secretion. Golgi Body
membrane system of folded sacs and interconnected channels that serves as a site for protein and lipid synthesis Endoplasmic Reticulum
found in fungi, plants, and bacteria. It surrounds the cell membrane and aids in support and structure of the cell. Cell Wall
They can be used to contain cellular waste, isolate materials that may be harmful to the cell, or hold water for plants. They are very versatile in their function Vacuoles

Cell Organelles Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A membrane bound structure that is the basic unit of life cell
The lipid bilayr that forms the outer boundary of the cell Cell Membrane
A rigid structure that surrounds the cells of plants and most bacteria Cell wall
A jelly-like substance that hold the cell organelles together Cytoplasm
Known as the "skeleton" of the cell; network of long protein strands in the cytosol that helps support the cell Cytoskeleton
A system of membranes that modifies and packages proteins for export by the cell Golgi apparatus
Powerhouse of the cell; produces energy (ATP) from oxygen and sugar (cellular respiration) Mitochondria
An organelle containing digestive enzymes Lysosomes
The organelle where ribosomes are made, synthesized and partially assembled, located in the nucleus Nucleolus
The organelle that contains the DNA and controls the processes of the cell Nucleus
An organelle that functions in the synthesis of proteins Ribosome
Stores water and nutrients for the cell; very large in plant cells Vacuole
A membrane bound sac that contains materials involved in transport of the cell Vesicle
An internal membrane system in which components of cell membrane and some proteins are constructed Endoplasmic Reticulum
whip-like tails found in one-celled organisms to aid movement Flagella
One of several bodies with a specialized function that is suspended in the cytosol of the cell; small organs Organelle
A double membrane that surrounds the nucleus in the cell Nuclear envelope

Parts of a Cell Crossword

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Description

the thin layer of protein and fat that surrounds the cell. The cell membrane is semipermeable, allowing some substances to pass into the cell and blocking others. Cell membrane
A small body located near the nucleus - it has a dense center and radiating tubules. The centrosomes is where microtubules are made. During cell division (mitosis), the centrosome divides and the two parts move to opposite sides of the dividing cell. The centriole is the dense center of the centrosome. Centosome
the jellylike material outside the cell nucleus in which the organelles are located. cytoplasm
a flattened, layered, sac-like organelle that looks like a stack of pancakes and is located near the nucleus. It produces the membranes that surround the lysosomes. The Golgi body packages proteins and carbohydrates into membrane-bound vesicles for "export" from the cell. Golgi body
round organelles surrounded by a membrane and containing digestive enzymes. This is where the digestion of cell nutrients takes place. lysosomes
spherical to rod-shaped organelles with a double membrane. The inner membrane is infolded many times, forming a series of projections (called cristae). The mitochondrion converts the energy stored in glucose into ATP (adenosine triphosphate) for the cell. mitochondrion
the membrane that surrounds the nucleus. nuclear membrane
an organelle within the nucleus - it is where ribosomal RNA is produced. Some cells have more than one nucleolus. nucleolus
spherical body containing many organelles, including the nucleolus. The nucleus controls many of the functions of the cell (by controlling protein synthesis) and contains DNA (in chromosomes). The nucleus is surrounded by the nuclear membrane. nucleus
small organelles composed of RNA-rich cytoplasmic granules that are sites of protein synthesis. ribosomes
(rough ER) a vast system of interconnected, membranous, infolded and convoluted sacks that are located in the cell's cytoplasm (the ER is continuous with the outer nuclear membrane). Rough ER is covered with ribosomes that give it a rough appearance. Rough ER transports materials through the cell and produces proteins in sacks called cisternae (which are sent to the Golgi body, or inserted into the cell membrane). endoplasmic reticulum
fluid-filled, membrane-surrounded cavities inside a cell. The vacuole fills with food being digested and waste material that is on its way out of the cell. vacuole

Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic cells Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

What are the smallest units of life? cells
what is in the center of our cells? nucleus
What is a microscopic single-celled organism? Prokaryote
What is an organism consisting of a cell? Eukaryote
What is the semipermeable membrane surrounding the cytoplasm of a cell? cell membrane
Several structures with specialized functions, suspended in the cytoplasm of a eukaryotic cell organelle
What are the food producers of the cell? chloroplast
What are known as the powerhouses of the cell? mitochondria
What are the protein builders or the protein synthesizers of the cell? ribosomes
What is a complex of vesicles and folded membranes within the cytoplasm of most eukaryotic cells? Golgi bodies
What are organelles that contain digestive enzymes? lysosome
What is the material or protoplasm within a living cell, excluding the nucleus? cytoplasm
What is a tough and rigid outer layer that protects the cell and gives it shape? cell wall
What is a gelatinous layer forming the outer surface of some bacterial cells? capsule
What is a whip-like structure that allows a cell to move? flagellum
What is a small dense spherical structure in the nucleus of a cell during interphase? nucleolus
What is an irregularly shaped region within the cell of a prokaryote? nucleoid
What is a molecule that encodes genetic information for the development and functioning of living organisms? DNA
What is the colorless material comprising the living part of a cell? protoplasm
What is a network of membranous tubules within the cytoplasm of a eukaryotic cell? endoplasmic reticulum

Cell Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

An organelle found in plants and algae that absorbs sunlight and uses it to drive the synthesis of organic compounds (sugars) from carbon dioxide and water Chloroplasts
A protective layer external to the plasma membrane in plant cells bacteria fungi and some protists; protects the cell and helps maintain its shape Cell Wall
A structure found in animal cells from which microtubules originate and that is important during cell division (contains two centrioles) Centrosome
The central vacuole is a cellular organelle found in plant cells. It is often the largest organelle in the cell. It is surrounded by a membrane and functions to hold materials and wastes. Central Vacuole
A narrow thread of cytoplasm that passes through the cell walls of adjacent plant cells that allows connections between them. Plasmodesma
A digestive organelle in eukaryotic cells; contains hydrolytic enzymes that digest engulfed food or damaged organelles Lysosome
The contents of a eukaryotic cell between the plasma membrane and the nucleus; consists of a semi-fluid medium and organelles; can also refer to the interior of a prokaryotic cell Cytoplasm
A cell structure consisting of RNA and protein organized into two subunits and functioning as the site of protein synthesis in the cytoplasm; in the eukaryotic cells the ribosomal subunits are constructed in the molecules Ribosomes
organelle composed of a double membrane that acts as the storehouse for most of a cell's DNA Nucleus
A bean-shaped organelle that supplies energy to the cell and has its own ribosomes and DNA Mitochondria
The thickest of the three main kinds of fibers making up the cytoskeleton of a eukaryotic cell; a hollow tube made of globular proteins called tubulins; found in cilia and flagella Microtubules
That portion of the endoplasmic reticulum with ribosomes attached that make membrane proteins and secretory proteins Rough ER
The portion of the endoplasmic reticulum that lacks ribosomes centrioles/ A small cylindrical organelle near the nucleus in animal cells, occurring in pairs and involved in the development of spindle fibers in cell division. Smooth ER
A small cylindrical organelle near the nucleus in animal cells, occurring in pairs and involved in the development of spindle fibers in cell division. Centrioles
A thin flexible layer around the cells of all living things; it's job is to separate the cytoplasm from the cell's surroundings Cell Membrane
A complex of vesicles and folded membranes within the cytoplasm of most eukaryotic cells, involved in secretion and intracellular transport. Golgi Body

Cells Answer Key Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The basic building blocks of all living things. Cell
A group of similar cells that live and work together Tissues
A collection of tissues joined in a structural unit to serve a common function. Organ
A group of organs that work together to perform one or more functions. Organ System
An individual life form. Organism
Surrounds the cytoplasm of a cell and gives the cell structure and support. Cell Membrane
A gel-like substance inside the cell that contains all the cell parts and organelles. Cytoplasm
A group of tissues that work together to perform a specialized function or functions. Organelles
Molecules that contain all the genetic material and traits for each organism. DNA
Molecules are single stranded nucleic acids composed of nucleotides. RNA
A type of plastid that contains chlorophyll which is where photosynthesis takes place. Chloroplast
An organelle that modifies,sorts,and packs molecules and stores or sends it when needed. Golgi Complex
Often known as the "powerhouses" of the cell, this organelle generates energy for the cell through cellular respiration.​This means it takes in nutrients from the cell, breaks it down, and turns it into energy. Mitochondria
An organelle in both plant and animal cells that provides support and participates in a variety of cellular functions including storage, protection, and growth. Vacuole
Sacs of enzymes that digest food, water, and waste Lysosomes
Extensive network of membranes composed of both regions with ribosomes (rough ER) and regions without ribosomes (smooth ER). Endoplasmic Reticulum
Tiny structures bound by a membrane that contain enzymes that produce hydrogen peroxide as a by-product. Peroxisomes
The outermost covering of a cell that protects the cell and gives it shape & support. Cell Wall
Multicellular organism Eukaryote
Unicellular organism Prokaryote
Organisms made up of only one cell Unicellular Organisms
Organisms made up of two or more cells Multicellular Organisms
Chemical compound that contains carbon atoms. Organic Compound
Molecules that allow organisms to transfer genetic info from one generation to the next. There are two types of nucleic acids: DNA and RNA. Nucleic Acid
Consisting of RNA and proteins, they are responsible for protein production and assembly. Ribosomes
A substance made entirely of one type of atom. Element
The smallest unit of a substance that maintains the properties of that substance. Atom
Membrane bound structure that contains the cell's hereditary information and DNA. Also controls all of the cells activities. Nucleus
A membrane which surrounds the genetic material and nucleus in eukaryotic cells. Nuclear Membrane
A structure inside the cell nucleus that rewrites ribosomal RNA (rRNA) and combine it with proteins, results in the formation of incomplete ribosomes. Nucleolus
Tubelike structures that aid in cell division and Celiogenesis, are generally are found close to the nucleus Centrioles
A theory that descibes the basic characteristics of all cells and organisms. It is one if the foundational ideas of modern biology Cell Theory

Cell Structures Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

what ribosomes make proteins
Protective covering around outside of cell cell membrane
green pigment that gies trees, leaves their green color chlorophyll
organelle found only in plant cell cell wall
jellylike matrix inside each cell cytoplasm
dense center portion of a nucleus nucleolus
storage/transport sacks in a cell vacuoles
heartbeat of any cell nucleus
found in every nucleus that determine genetic makeup of cell chromosomes
green organelles in plant cell chloroplasts
scaffolding structure within each cell for support cytoskeleton
make and release energy when needed in the cell mitochondrion
flattened membranes that transport proteins and other substances into and out of a cell golgi bodies
folded membranes that contain ribosomes for the manufacturing of proteins endoplasmic reticulum

Cell structure Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A protective outer covering of all cells that regulates the interaction between the cells and the environment. cell membrane
A constantly moving gel-like mixture inside the cell membrane that contains hereditary material and is the location of most of a cell's life processes. Cytoplasm
A rigid structure that encloses, supports, and protects the cells of plants, algae, fungi, and most bacteria. Cell Wall
A structure in the cytoplasm of a eukaryotic cell that can act as a storage site, process energy, move materials or manufacture substances. Organelle
An organelle that controls all the activities of a cell and contains hereditary material made of proteins and DNA. Nucleus
A green, chlorophyll- containing, plant-cell organelle that uses light energy to produce sugar from carbon dioxide and water. Chloroplast
A cell organelle that breaks down food and releases energy Mitochondrion
Small cytoplasmic structure on which cells make their own proteins Ribosome
Cytoplasmic organelle mix materials around in this complex series of folded membranes can be rough (with attached ribosome) or smooth (without attached ribosomes). Endoplasmic reticulum
Organelles that package materials and transfer them within the cell or out of the Golgi body
Group of similar cells that work together to do one job Tissue
Structure, such as the heart, made of different types of tissues that work all together Organ