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what do we call a group of cells working together tissue
name one of the things found in a cell. nucleus
what do we call the basic structure of all living things? cells
what kind of cell do you find a vacuole? plant
what do you call the outer part of an animal cell? Membrane
what do both plant and animal cells both have? endoplasmic
cells contain a number of functional structures called? organelles
what do we call the liquid inside an animal cell? water
what do we call the organelles that conduct photosynthesis? thylakoid
Not all cells have a? nucleus

Plant Cells vs. Animal Cells Crossword

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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 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

Cell Organelles Crossword

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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

Plant and Animal Cell crossword puzzle

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Has both a cell wall and cell membrane plant cell
This structure is selectively permeable cell membrane
Cells that contain a nucleus eukaryotic
The watery jelly-like medium part of the cytoplasm cytosol
An organelle that controls all of the processes and chemical reactions inside a cell nucleus
The DNA inside the nucleus contains the cell's ...........material genetic
The difference in DNA that occurs between individuals is called ......... variation
Cells that are very active will have more ........than cells that are less active mitochondria
The liquid in this organelle is called cell sap and helps to support the plant vacuole
This organelle is responsible the process of photosynthesis chloroplast
Cell walls are absent in these cells animal cell
The smallest basic unit of life cell
A group of cells similar in structure and function is called ...... tissue
The heart and lungs are examples of ...... organs
Small specialised structures that perform functions for a cell organelles

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

Biology cells crossword puzzle

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the control center of the cell: contains DNA as chromatin nucleus
the fluid boundary surrounding all cells: made primarily of lipids plasma membrane
the rigid, protective outer barrier of some cells. in plants the cell wall is made of cellulose cell wall
the powerhouse of the cell. the site of cellular respiration. mitochondria
areas of the cell used for storage of water and waste vacuoles
the site of protein synthesis. found free in the cytoplasm as well as attached to the Rough ER. found in ALL CELLS ribosomes
the site of photosynthesis in plant cells chloroplasts
a network of membranes used for intracellular transport of molecules endoplasmic reticulum
the gel-like substance that supports the organelles within the cell cytoplasm
organelles containing digestive lysomes
a cell without a nucleus or membrane-bound organelles prokaryotic cell
a cell with a nucleus and membrane-bound organelles eukaryotic cell
two kingdoms of organisms made up of prokaryotic cells bacteria
a circular piece of DNA, separate from the main genome found in bacteria and often used in bacterial transformation plasmid
the fact that certain cells have structures that allow them to carry out their intended function cell specialization
the turning on and off of genes that allows cells to become specialized cell differentiation
a cell with many branching projections nerve cell
cells that are specialized to contract and cause movement muscle cell
cells that are specialized to carry oxygen within the body red blood cell
cells that are specialized to attack and engulf pathogens that enter the body white blood cell
male reproductive cells. they are haploid and have flagellum to allow for movement sperm cell
stem cells that have had some genes turned off, so they can become only certain types of cells within the body adult stem cells
stem cells with the complete genome, still able to become any type of cell within the body embryonic stem cells

Cell Parts Crossword

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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

Cells Answer Key Crossword

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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

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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

Cell Organelle Crossword

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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