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Controls and maintains the cell Nucleus
Protects the plant cell and maintains it's shape Cell Wall
Regulates traffic of chemicals entering and leaving the cell Plasma Membrane
The fluid interior of the cell Cytoplasm
The green organelle in plant cells Chloraplasts
Makes up genetic material Chromatin
Constructs protein in a cell Ribosomes
Makes energy Mitochondria
Controls the amount of water within the cell Vacuoles
Where sunlight gets turned into glucose Photosynthesis
Protein that serves the function of moving other materials within an organism Transport Protien
An organic compound that makes up the membrane Lipid
The passive movement of water into and out of cells through their cell membranes Osmosis
An organ of your body that needs O2 and CO2 to enter and exit cells easily Lungs
Most cell membranes that determine what goes in and out Selectively Permeable
A hexagon-shaped molecule that gives quick energy Glucose
A solution, that is for water to flow out of the cell in that order to balance the concentration of the solutes Hypertonic
A solution that has less solute and more water than another solution Hypotonic
A solution that allows for the free movement of water across the membrane without changing the concentration of solutes on either side Isotonic
A hormone produced in the pancreas Insulin
A metabolic disease in which the body’s inability to produce any or enough insulin causes elevated levels of glucose in the blood Diabetes
An organ in your body that is primarily responsible for water management Kidney
To maintain internal stability Homeostasis
The target cell (or organ) of epinephrine/adrenaline Liver
A hormone formed in the pancreas that promotes the breakdown of glycogen to glucose in the liver Glucagon
What your body does to maintain homeostasis when its cold Shiver
What your body does to maintain homeostasis when its hot Sweat
Refers to two layers Bilayer
An instrument used to see animal and plant cells up close Microscope
One of several structures with specialized functions, suspended in the cytoplasm of a eukaryotic cell Organelle

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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

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Characteristics of Life Crossword

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Liquid part of a cell inside the cell membrane Cytoplasm
Membrane surrounded component of a eukaryotic cell with a specialized function Organelle
Stiff structure outside the cell membrane that protects a cell from attack by viruses and other harmful organisms CellWall
A large macromolecule that does not dissolve in water Lipid
Series of chemical reactions that convert light energy, water, and carbon dioxide into the food energy molecule glucose and give off oxygen Photosynthesis
Process by which glucose is broken down into smaller molecules Glycolysis
Process during which a cell takes in a substance by surrounding it with the cell membrane Endocytosis
The movement of substances through a cell membrane using the cell's energy ActiveTransport
Macromolecules that form when long chains of molecules called nucleotides join together. NucleicAcids
When joining many small molecules together Macromolecule
One sugar molecule, two sugar molecules, or a long chain of sugar molecules Carbohydrates
Network of threadlike proteins joined together that gives a cell it's shape and helps it move Cytoskeleton
Long chains of amino acid molecules Proteins
All living things are made of one or more cells, the cell is the smallest unit of life, and all new cells come from preexisting cells CellTheory
Reaction that eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells can use to obtain energy from food when oxygen levels are low Fermentation
Process during which a cell's vesicles release their contents outside the cell Exocytosis
Flexible covering that protects the inside of a cell from the environment outside the cell CellMembrane
Movement of substance through a cell membrane without using the cell's energy PassiveTransport
Membrane-bound organelle that uses light energy and males glucose from water and carbon dioxide in the process of photosynthesis Chloroplast
An organism's ability to maintain steady internal conditions when outside conditions change Homeostasis
The smallest unit of life Cell
Living things that are made of only one cell Unicellular
Movement of substances from an area of higher concentration to an area of lower concentration Diffusion
Series of chemical reactions that convert the energy in food molecules into a usable form of energy called ATP CellularRespiration
Things that have all the characteristics of life Organism
Living things that are made from two or more cells Multicellular
Part of a eukaryotic cell that directs cell activity and contains genetic info stored in DNA Nucleus

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Endocrine System Crossword

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holds the eggs in women ovaries
understands body's biological time pineal
stimulates development to help prevent disease and only active until puberty thymus
known as master gland and sends signals to organs and other glands pituitary
holds the sperm in men testes
organ that regulates blood sugar pancreas
helps regulate metabolism, brain development, muscle control, calcium and more thyroid
causes bones to release calcium into the blood stream parathyroid
an organ that secretes chemical substances for use in the body gland
a substance to regulate blood sugar insulin
outer portion of a gland tht produces steroid hormones adrenal cortex
inner portion of a gland that synthesizes, stores and releases specific hormones adrenal medulla
These systems maintain conditions so homeostasis can happen and can be negative or positive feedbacksystem

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Cell Organelles Crossword

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This is the most outer lighting of the cell and it encloses all of the other cell organelles cellmembrane
This is a rigid layer that surrounds the plant cells. It is located on the outside of the cell membrane. cellwall
What is the fluid substance that fills the cell cytoplasm
This is a membrane bound organelle, and round in shape. most of the cells activities are directed by this nucleus
Darkly stained, is in the nucleus, and it aids in protein formation and RNA synthesis nucleolus
A porous double membrane layer surrounding the nucleus. nuclearmembrane
The semi-fluid inside the nucleus, contains genetic information and the nucleolus nucleoplasm
One of the largest organs of the cell, also known as the powerhouse of the cell mitochondria
They are found in the endoplasmic reticulum. The aid in the help of manufacturing proteins for the cell Ribosomes
Membrane bound organelles containing digestive enzymes. They break down waste products and detoxify the cell. lysosomes
small body located near the nucleus, centrioles are made here centrosome
a large network of interconnecting membrane tunnels. can sometimes be covered in ribsosmes to give it a "rough" appearance endoplasmicreticulum
Flattened stacks of membrane bound sacs. They function as a packaging unit golgiapparatus
These are organelles for storage. In plant cells they perform fuctions of secretion, excretion and storage Vacuoles
an elongated or disc-shaped organelle containing chlorophyll chloroplasts
Contains odiative enzymes, and helps with lipid destruction peroxisome
Hair like structures cilia
a network of fibers made of micro-tubule and micro-filament, give support and maintains shape of cell. cytoskeleton
microscopic channels which traverse plant cell walls and enables transport and communication plasmodesmata
Storage organelles, store starch for synthesis of fatty acids and terpenes plastids

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Unit 4.2 Vocabulary Activity Crossword

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The opening at the end of the digestive system, where wastes are released anus
Vessels in the circulatory system that carry blood away from the heart arteries
Saclike structure that stores urine until it can be releases bladder
An artery, vein, or capillary that carries blood to and from the heart and body tissues blood vessel
Smallest vessel in the circulatory system; site of nutrient and gas exchange between blood and body cells capillaries
Process that breaks large food molecules into smaller molecules that can be taken in by cells chemical digestion
Organ system that transports needed substances throughout the body and carries away wastes circulatory system
large domed muscle that seperates chest and abdomen and plays a major role in breathing diaphragm
Process of breaking down food into a form the body can use digestion
Organ system that breaks down food into substances the body can use, and absorbs these substances digestive system
Female sex cell egg
System of organs that controls body activities through chemical messengers (hormones) endrocine system
A protein in the body that helps control a chemical reaction, such as digestion enzyme
Tube that carries food from the mouth to the south esophagus
Organ system that removes waste from the body excretory system
Positive or negative response to a stimuli; example: pain feedback mechanism
A sac that stores bile gall bladder
Specialize organs that make substances (hormones) that control and regulate body processes glands
Organ that punmps blood throughout the body heart
Keeping conditions constant in the body homeostasis
A chemical released by a gland: controls a specific body function hormone
A hormone that is produced by a group of specialized cells in the pancreas and that lowers blood glucose insulin
System that covers the human body, basic organ is skin in the human body integumentary system
Organ in the urinary system that filters waste from the blood kidneys
Part of the digestive system where water is absorbed from the solid waste large intestine
Organ in the digestive system that produces bile and enzymes, breaks down toxins and wastes liver
Pair of organs in the respiratory system, where carbon dioxide and oxygen are exchanged lungs
process of breaking food into smaller pieces by chewing and mashing mechanical digestion
elongated tissues that allow for contractons and relaxationd to cause movement muscles

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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

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