Type
Crossword
Description

The brain Nucleus
Creates energy for the cell Mitochondria
Lets things go in and out Cell Membrane
Carries materials throughout the cell Endoplasmic Reticlulum
Does photosynthesis and creates food/energy for plant cells Chloroplast
Used in plant cells to give the plant cell structure and support Cell Wall
The substance that the cell organelles float in Cytoplasm
Packages and distributes materials such as proteins Golgi Complex
Breaks down wastes, cell parts, and foreign intruders by producing enzymes Lysosome
Creates proteins for cell Ribosome
Storage organelle Vacoule

Cell Organelles: Structure and Function Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

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

Cell Organelle Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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

Organelle Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Chromosome
Chloroplasts
Endoplasmic Reticulum
vacoule
lysosomes
Cell Membrane
cell wall
Cytoplasm
Cytoskeleton
Flagella
Golgi Apparatus
Mitochondria
Nucleolus
nucleus
Ribosomes

The cell Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Jelly Like substance in which organelles float Cytoplasm
The parts of a cell are called _____________ organelles
The command centre for the cell Nucleus
Plant cells are ___________ in shape rectangular
Responsible for plants making their own food chloroplast
Thin material that covers and protects the cell cell membrane
Responsible for energy in the cell Mitochondria
Makes protein in the cell Ribosomes
Tube like structures that transport materials within the cell Endoplasmic Reticulum
Sorts and packages proteins Golgi apparatus
The recycler - breaks down material to smaller parts lysosome
A storage sac for materials the cell does not need at the moment Vacuole
_______ provides extra protection for plant cells. Cell wall
______ cells have more organelles Plant
Vacuoles in plant cells are _____ than those in animal cells bigger

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

Cell organelles and functions Crossword

Type
Crossword
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

Cell structure Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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

Plant Cell Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

The jelly-like fluid that is consistently flowing inside a cell. Cytoplasm
An organelle that packags and distributes proteins: it modifies and sends proteins to the correct place within the cell. Golgi Body
An organelle that store water and other excess materials not needed by th cell. Vacuole
An organelle that makes energy for the cell by breaking down sugars. Mitochondria
An organelle that makes proteins. Ribosomes
A rigid structure that gives support and shape to a cell. Only in plant cells. Cell Wall
A protective layer that overs the cell's surface. It controls the movement of particles in and out of the cell. Cell Membrane
An organlls that is responsible for destroying worn or damaged organelles. Lysosomes
An organelle only found in plant and algae cels where photosynthesis takes place (contains cchlorophll). Chloroplast
An organelle made up of folded membranes whose functions include making proteins, lipids, and proccessing other materials. Endoplasmic Reticulum
A web of proteins in the cytoplasm that keeps a cell's mebrane from collasping. Cytoskeleton
One of the structures in the nucleus that is made up of DNA and protein. Chromosomes
An organelle that contians genetic material. Nucleus
Inside of the nucleuos where ribosomes are made. Nucleolus
Controls the movement of praticles in and out of the nucleus Nuclear Membrane
A flexible boundary that controls the movemens of substamces into and out of the cell. plasma membrane
A fluid or air-filled cavity or sac. vesicle
The relaxed form of DNA in the cell's nucleus. chromatin
Projections that aid in locomotion and feding. Flagellum
The ageuous component of the cytoplasm of a cell, various organelles and particles are suspended. Cytosol

Plant and Animal Cell Structures Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Protect and supports a plant cell cell wall
Packages substances Golgi
Jelly-like substance in the cell that surrounds and supports the organelles cytoplasm
The control center of a cell nucleus
DNA found in the nucleus of the cell chromatin
Where the assembly of ribosomes begin nucleolus
Proteins are assembled here ribosomes
Comes in two forms: smooth and rough Endoplasmic Reticulum
Contains enzymes that break down substances Lysosomes
Saclike storage organelles Vacuoles
Powerhouse of the cell Mitochondria
Network of protein filaments that helps the cell maintain its shape Cytoskeleton
Located near the nucleus an plays a roll in cell division Centrioles
Controls what enters and exits the cell Cell Membrane
Site of photosynthesis Chloroplast
Long, threadlike structures Flagellum
Short hair-like structures Cilia

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