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Cellular Respiration
Animal Cell
Cytoplasm
Organelle
Robert Hooke
Eukaryote
DNA
Mitochondria
Lysosome
Ribosome
Nucleus

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

Plant Cells vs. Animal Cells Crossword

Type
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Description

This type of cell is rectangular in shape. plant
Animal cells are ______ in shape. irregular
This organelle is larger in a plant cell compared to it's size in an animal cell. vacuole
These green organelles are located in a plant cell, but not an animal cell. chloroplasts
The reason plant cells maintain their shape. cell wall
A plant cell is _____ than an animal cell. larger
An animal cell has many _____ vacuoles. small
This organelle in an animal cell contains digestive enzymes. lysosome
A(n) _____ cell has no cell wall. animal
The animal cell is _____ in size than the plant cell. smaller
Chloroplasts are the sight of ______ in a plant cell. photosynthesis
The organelle in the nucleus that helps make ribosomes; located in both plant and animal cells. nucleolus
This ER, located in both kinds of cells, has ribosomes making proteins. rough
_____ cells have the organelle that contains the DNA site where RNA is made. both
Both animal and plant cells have _____ different endoplasmic reticulums. two
Plant and animal cells are _____. eukaryotic
This site of cellular respiration is in both plant and animal cells. mitochondria
Both cells have this jelly-like substance that contains the organelles. cytoplasm
A plant cell has a cell wall AND a _______, unlike the animal cell. cell membrane
This "post office" organelle is located in both cells. golgi complex

Cell Structure and Function Word Search

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Description

osmosis
concentration
lipid bilayer
cell membrane
cell wall
centrioles
cytoskeleton
chromosomes
chloroplasts
mitochondria
vacuoles
lysosomes
golgi apparatus
endoplasmic reticulum
ribosomes
nucleolus
chromatin
nuclear envelope
cytoplasm
organelles
prokaryotes
eukaryotes
Nucleus
Cell theory
Cells

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

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 organelles and functions Crossword

Type
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Description

Basic unit of a chemical element Atom
A group of atoms bonded together Molecule
the smallest structural and functional unit of an organism, Cell
an organelle found in large numbers in most cells Mitochondria
the material or protoplasm within a living cell Cytoplasm
study of cell structure and function Cell biology
the semipermeable membrane surrounding the cytoplasm of a cell. Cell membrane
(in green plant cells) a plastid that contains chlorophyll and in which photosynthesis takes place. Chloroplast
a dense organelle present in most eukaryotic cells Nucleus
any of a number of organized or specialized structures within a living cell. Organelles
single-celled organism which has neither a distinct nucleus with a membrane nor other specialized organelles Prokaryote
organism whose cells contain a nucleus surrounded by a membrane Eukaryote
a rigid layer of polysaccharides lying outside the plasma membrane of the cells of plants, fungi, and bacteria Cell wall
A sphere-shaped structure within the cytoplasm of a cell that is composed of RNA and protein and is the site of protein synthesis Ribosomes
a network of membranous tubules within the cytoplasm of a eukaryotic cell Endoplasmic Reticulum
It is another packaging organelle like the endoplasmic reticulum Golgi Complex
transport of materials within the cytoplasm. Vesicles
an organelle in the cytoplasm of eukaryotic cells containing degradative enzymes enclosed in a membrane. Lysosomes
Theory that states that cells are the basic units of structure and function in living organisms. Cell theory

Cells and Organisms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

made of multiple cells Multicellular
thinnest filament of the cytoskeleton Microfilaments
has a nucleus and membrane bound organelles eukaryotes
cell with no nucleus or membrane bound organelles prokaryote
helps bacteria cell move around flagella
the "boxes" of the "packaging plant" vesicle
organs of a cell organelles
the outer lining of a cell cell membrane
made up of two or more organs working together organ system
makes proteins ribosomes
have a cell wall, large central vacuole, and no lysosomes plant cell
has lysosomes and no cell wall animal cell
group or colony of cells colonial
Made up of a bunch of different cells with similar functions tissues
made of one cell unicellular
found in a plant cell converts the sun's rays into energy chloroplasts
cytoskeleton components found in cells of many animal species intermediate filaments
life form organism
another name for the cell membrane Nuclear Envelope
stores nutrients water and waste vacuole
assist in pigment synthesis chromoplasts
observed cork under a microscope and named the cells after the rooms monks lived in robert hooke
prepares the proteins for the Golgi apparatus, no ribosomes smooth er
cellular structure that houses DNA nucleus
has ribosomes, prepares the proteins for the Golgi apparatus rough er
another name for the cytoplasm cytosol
only found in animal cells, break down waste lysosomes
Three parts to it cell theory
produce energy mitochondria
skeleton of a cell cytoskeleton
the very outer layer of a plant cell cell wall
located in the nucleus and holds RNA nucleolis
first to observe living cells anton van leeuwenhoek
made of tissues with similar functions organs
component of the cytoskeleton microtubules
Packages proteins and ships them off to where they need to go golgi apparatus
made of different cells differntiation
the smallest unit of life all living things are made of one or more of these cells
found in eukaryotic cells, serve as sensory organelles cilia

cell organelles Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

cell
cell membrane
cell wall
chloroplast
cilia
cytoplasm
endoplasmic reticulum
eukaryote
flagellum
golgi apparatus
lysosome
mitochondria
nucleus
oraganelle
prokaryote
ribosome

Cell Theory Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The reason plant cells maintain their shape. cell wall
The animal cell is _____ in size than the plant cell. smaller
This ER, located in both kinds of cells, has ribosomes making proteins. rough
Both cells have this jelly-like substance that contains the organelles. cytoplasm
These green organelles are located in a plant cell, but not an animal cell. chloroplasts
This type of cell is rectangular in shape. plant
Animal cells are ______ in shape. irregular
Plant and animal cells are _____. eukaryotic
This organelle is larger in a plant cell compared to it's size in an animal cell. vacuole
An animal cell has many _____ vacuoles. small
The organelle in the nucleus that helps make ribosomes; located in both plant and animal cells. nucleolus
Chloroplasts are the sight of ______ in a plant cell. photosynthesis
A plant cell has a cell wall AND a _______, unlike the animal cell. cell membrane
This "post office" organelle is located in both cells. golgi complex
This organelle in an animal cell contains digestive enzymes. lysosome
A(n) _____ cell has no cell wall. animal
This site of cellular respiration is in both plant and animal cells. mitochondria
Both animal and plant cells have _____ different endoplasmic reticulums. two
_____ cells have the organelle that contains the DNA site where RNA is made. both
A plant cell is _____ than an animal cell. larger

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