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The smallest unit of life in all living things cell
The smallest organisms on Earth are Bacteria
This flexible structure helps control what leaves and enters the cell Cell Membrane
This controls most of the cell's activities Nucleus
In this part of the cell the energy a cell needs to carry out it's life is released from food Mitochondrion
This process is used by plants to convert energy from the sun into food Photosynthesis
These green organelles trap energy from sunlight and turn it into food Chloroplasts
This contains DNA Chromosome
A thick outer covering located outside of the cell membrane Cell Wall
Storage area for food, water, minerals, and waste Vacuole
Gel like substance in which cell parts move and where many of the cell's life activities take place Cytoplasm
This type of cell has two extra special parts Plant Cell
Chloroplasts are located inside the cells of green _________ leaves
This technology is used to see things that cannot be seen with your eyes Microscope

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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

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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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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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Cell Organelles: Structure and Function Crossword Puzzle

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Controls the movement of materials in and out of the cell. CELLMEMEMBRANE
Rigid structure which provides support and protection in plant cells. CELLWALL
Manufactures proteins for the cell to use. CENTRIOLES
Allows plants to make their own food. CHLOROPLAST
Contains DNA and is found in the nucleus. CHROMOSOMES
Jelly-like material the organelles are found in. CYTOPLASM
Series of canals used to transport materials in the cell. ENDORETICULUM
Packages useful materials GOLGICOMPLEX
Contain enzymes which break down food and digest wastes and worn out cell parts. LYSOSOMES
Provides energy for the cell. MITOCHONDRION
Manufactures ribosomes. NUCLEOLUS
Controls all cell activities. NUCLEUS
Holds water, food and waste materials. VACUOLE

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Photosynthesis Crossword

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process by which plants and some other organisms use light energy to convert water and carbon dioxide into oxygen and high-energy carbohydrates such as sugar and starches photosynthesis
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
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 light reactions
a green pigment found in the chloroplasts of plants, algae, and some bacteria chlorophyll
an organism that obtains organic food molecules by eating other organisms or their byproducts and that cannot synthesize organic compounds from inorganic materials heterotroph
specialized ground tissue that makes up the bulk of most leaves; performs most of a plant's photosynthesis mesophyll
the second of two major stages in photosynthesis (following the light reactions), involving atmospheric CO2 fixation and reduction of the fixed carbon into carbohydrate. Calvin Cycle
a colored chemical compound that absorbs light, producing color pigment
A flattened membrane sac inside the chloroplast, used to convert light energy into chemical energy. thylakoid
granum (grana) a stack of thylakoids in a chloroplast granum
The fluid of the chloroplast surrounding the thylakoid membrane; involved in the synthesis of organic molecules from carbon dioxide and water. stroma
large protein that uses energy from H+ ions to bind ADP and a phosphate group together to produce ATP ATP synthase
The second of two major stages in photosynthesis, involving atmospheric CO2 fixation and reduction of the fixed carbon into carbohydrate. These reactions are also called the Calvin Cycle dark reactions
is the set of metabolic reactions and processes that take place in the cells of organisms to convert biochemical energy from nutrients into adenosine triphosphate (ATP), and then release waste products. Cellular respiration
a compound composed of adenosine and three phosphate groups that supplies energy for many biochemical cellular processes by undergoing enzymatic hydrolysis. ATP

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Parts of a Cell Crossword

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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

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Parts of a cell Crossword

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this network of passageways carries materials from one part of the cell to another endoplasmic reticulum
this gel-like fluid is found between the cell membrane and nucleus in cells cytoplasm
these small structures function as factories to produce proteins ribosomes
this directs all of the cell's activities nucleus
this rigid layer of non-living material surrounds the cell membrane in plant cells cell wall
these are storage areas in cells; in plant cells, there is a large central one vacuoles
these organelles capture energy from sunlight to produce food for plant cells chloroplasts
this protects the cell, forms the outer boundary of cells without cell walls, and controls what enters and exits cells cell membrane
these turn energy in food molecules into useable energy for the cell mitochondria
these small organelles contain chemicals that break down food particles and worn-out cell parts lysosomes
these receive materials from the endoplasmic reticulum and send them to other parts of the cell; they also release materials outside the cell Golgi bodies
this structure in the nucleus of cells is where ribosomes are made nucleolus

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All About Plants Crossword

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Completes its life cycle within a year Annual
Plants life cycle normally taking two seasons Biennial
A green pigment in plants absorbing light energy used to carry out photosynthesis Chlorophyll
An organelle found in plant and algae cells where photosynthesis occurs chloroplast
An angiosperm which has two seed leaves dicot
Young plant developing from the zygote embryo
Joining on a sperm cell and an egg cell fertilization
Part of stamen supporting an anther filament
Sprouting of the embryo from a seed that occurs where the embryo resumes growth germination
A plant producing seeds that ae not enclosed by a protective cover gymnosperm
An angiosperm with one seed leaf monocot
A structure containing egg cells ovary
A plant lasting for three seasons or more perennial
The vascular tissue through food moving in some plants phloem
Process where a plant captures energy in sunlight and is used to make food photosynthesis
A threadlike root that anchors nonvascular plants to the ground rhizoid
The male reproductive part of a flower which produces pollen stamen
Pollen grains land on this sticky part stigma
Small openings on surface layers of a leaf and is controlled when a gas enters and exits the leaf stomata
Cell organelle storing materials such as water, salt, protein, and carbohydrates vacuole
System of a tube like structure in plants where minerals an food move vacular tissue
Vascular tissue carrying water upward from the roots to every part of the plant xylem
A fertilized egg zygote

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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

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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

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