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The basic single structure of life Cell
Cell compound that does not contain the element carbon in their molecular structure Inorganic
Liquid part of a cell Cytoplasm
Lipid found in plants Oil
The full name of RNA ribonucleicacid
The exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide. Respiration
Scientific name for a living organism consisting of one cell. unicellular
The N in MRS GREN Nutrition
Consist of a group of cells with the same structure and fuction Tissue
The organelle where cellular respiration takes place Mitochondrion

Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration Crossword

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The first step of Cellular Respiration where glucose is broken in half and 2 ATP energy units are released. Glycosis
Short for Adenosine Triphosphate. It is the energy that is released when the mitochondrion breaks down the sugars you have eaten. ATP
The second of two major stages in photosynthesis, involving atmospheric CO2 fixation and reduction of the fixed carbon into carbohydrate. Calvincycle
The steps in photosynthesis that occur on the thylakoid membranes of the chloroplast and that convert solar energy to the chemical energy of ATP and NADPH, evolving oxygen in the process. Lightreactions
The small openings on the undersides of most leaves through which oxygen and carbon dioxide can move Stomata
Organism that can capture energy from sunlight or chemicals and use it to produce its own food from inorganic compounds; also called a producer. Autotroph
An organelle inside a plant cell only where photosynthesis takes place Chloroplast
An organism that must eat plants or other animals for food heterotroph
An organelle inside an animal AND plant cell where cellular respiration takes place Mitochondria
The process by which plants use carbon dioxide + energy from the sun to create sugars and oxgen Photosynthesis
Produces 36 ATP energy units for each sugar molecule broken up Krebscycle
The process that takes place inside all eukaryotic cells (both plants and animals) that breaks down sugars to produce energy in the form of ATP Cellularrespiration
Cellular respiration that takes place when there is oxygen Aerobicrespiration
Cellular respiration that takes place where there is NO oxygen anaerobicrespiration
Sugars produced by photosynthesis Glucose
Primary light absorbing pigment in autotrophs chlorophyll

Cell Crossword Puzzle

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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

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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

Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration Word Search

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Description

chemical reactions
C6H12O6
O2
CO2
H2O
light energy
water
atp
carbon dioxide
oxygen
glucose
mitochondrion
chloroplast
cytoplasm
glycolysis
cellular respiration
photosynthesis

Cell Organelles Crossword

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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

Cell structure Crossword

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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

Photosynthesis & Cellular respiration Crossword

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Respiration without oxygen Anaerobic
green pigment Chloroplast
Makes glucose from sunlight Photosynthesis
Too much exercise and not enough oxygen can cause Lactic acid
with oxygen Aerobic
Step on in cellular respiration-split glucose Glycolysis
Fermentation with yeast makes Acholol
The opposition of photosynthesis Cellular respiration
Adenosine triphosphate ATP
Place where cells perform glycolysis Cytoplasm
Organelle found in all organisms that is the site of aerobic cellular respiration Mitochondria
takes glycolysis to produce carbon dioxide and high energy electrons Krebs cycle
type of respiration without oxygen used by organisms such as yeast Alcoholic fermentation
CO2 Carbon dioxide
O2 Oxygen
H2O water
C6H12O6 Glucose
The starting material in a chemical reaction Reactants
Absorbs light energy, pigment that it's green color Chlorophyll
Energy used by plants to produce their own food Light energy
tiny holes in the leaves where carbon dioxide and oxygen enter and exit Stomata
Ability to do work Energy
Obtain energy from the foods they consume Heterotrophs
Organisms that use light energy from the sun to produce food Autotrophs
Chloroplasts contain sac like structures called Thylakoids
Light collecting units of the chloroplast Photosystem
Carry the high energy electrons Electron carriers
protein that uses energy from H+to form ATP and ADP ATP synthase
NADP+ becomes NADPH
Thylakoids are stacked= Grana

Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration Crossword Puzzle

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Description

Able to make energy from Light Energy (Plants) Autotrophs
Able to make energy from Chemicals (Bacteria) Chemotrophs
Obtains energy from food; Cannot make energy (Animals & Humans) Heterotrophs
The Organelle found in plants and algae cells where Photosynthesis takes place Chloroplast
Stacks of Thylakoids Grana
Flattened discs where Light-Dependent Reactions occur Thylakoid
The Solution/Space inside the Thylakoid where Light-Independent Reactions occur Stroma
Cannot occur without Oxygen; requires Oxygen Aerobic Respiration
Ca occur with or without Oxygen present; Does NOT require Oxygen Anaerobic Respiration
A green pigment found in most plant cells; gives plants there green color, reacts with sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water to form Carbohydrates; located in Chloroplast Chlorophyll
The process by which plants, algae, and some bacteria use sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water to produce Carbohydrates and Oxygen Photosynthesis
The process by which cells obtain energy from Carbohydrates; Atmospheric Oxygen combines with Glucose to form Water and Carbon Dioxide Cellular Respiration
The 1st step of Photosynthesis; Light Energy is captured and stored as NADPH and Oxygen gas is released; requires light Light-Dependent Reactions
The 2nd step of Photosynthesis; Calvin Cycle forms Organic compounds using the stored energy(Glucose) Light-Independent Reactions
The anaerobic breakdown of glucose to Pyruvic Acid, which makes a small amount of energy available to cells in the form of ATP; 1st Step of Cellular Respiration Glycolysis
A series of biochemical reactions that convert Pyruvic Acid into Carbon Dioxide and Water; it is the major pathway of oxidation for many organisms and it releases energy; 2nd Step of Cellular Respiration Krebs Cycle
Known as ETC, it converts the most energy into ATP for cells; domino effect; Final Step in Cellular Respiration Electron Transport Chain

Plant cell crossword

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Description

A phosphorylated nucleotide C10H16N5O13P3 composed of adenosine and three phosphate groups that supplies energy for many biochemical cellular processes? ATP
The semipermeable membrane surrounding the cytoplasm of a cell? Cell membrane
A rigid layer of polysaccharides lying outside the plasma membrane of the cells of plants, fungi, and bacteria? Cell wall
Organelle near the nuclease that contains centrioles and spindle fibers develop in cell division? Centrosome
A green pigment responsible for the absorption of light to provide energy for photosynthesis? Chlorophyll
A plastid that contains chlorophyll and in which photosynthesis takes place? Chloroplast
The protoplasm within a living cell, without the nucleus? Cytoplasm
An organelle in eukaryotic cells that stores and modifies proteins for specific functions and then transports them to other parts of the cell? Golgi body
An organelle found in large amounts in most cells, in which the biochemical processes of respiration and energy occur? Mitochondrion
The double membrane surrounding the nucleus within a cell? Nuclear membrane
Rounded body within the nucleus of a cell? Nucleolus
A central part about which other parts are grouped or gathered? Nucleus
Small particle that consist of RNA and associated proteins, found in large numbers in the cytoplasm of living cells? Ribosome
Network of tubular membranes within the cytoplasm of the cell? (abbreviation) RER
An organelle found in both animal cells and plant cells. An organelle is a sub-unit within a cell that has a specialized function? (abbreviation) SER
A space or vesicle within the cytoplasm of a cell? Vacuole

Cells Crossword

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Description

organisms whose cells have a nucleus Eukaryote
An organelle that stands outside the cell membrane and helps the plant keep structure Cellwall
smallest structure and functional unit of an organism Cell
microscopic whip like appendage that enables many protozoa,bacteria or sperm to swim Flagellum
network of tubules within the cytoplasm of a eukaryotic cell, rough or smooth EndoplasmicReticulum
processes of respiration and energy production occur Mitochondria
unicellular organism that lacks a nucleus Eukaryote
organelle present in most eukaryotic cells Nucleus
a number of organized or specialized structures within a living cell. Organelle
organelle in the cytoplasm of eukaryotic cells containing enzymes Lysosome
semipermeable membrane surrounding the cytoplasm of a cell CellMembrane
contains chlorophyll and in which photosynthesis takes place Chloroplast
The material inside of a living cell Cytoplasm
hairlike vibrating structure, occur in large numbers on the surface of certain cells Cilia
folded membranes within the cytoplasm of most eukaryotic cells GolgiApparatus
particle consisting of RNA and associated proteins Ribosome