Type
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Description

made of multiple cells Multicellular
thinnest filament of the cytoskeleton Microfilaments
has a nucleus and membrane bound organelles eukaryotes
cell with no nucleus or membrane bound organelles prokaryote
helps bacteria cell move around flagella
the "boxes" of the "packaging plant" vesicle
organs of a cell organelles
the outer lining of a cell cell membrane
made up of two or more organs working together organ system
makes proteins ribosomes
have a cell wall, large central vacuole, and no lysosomes plant cell
has lysosomes and no cell wall animal cell
group or colony of cells colonial
Made up of a bunch of different cells with similar functions tissues
made of one cell unicellular
found in a plant cell converts the sun's rays into energy chloroplasts
cytoskeleton components found in cells of many animal species intermediate filaments
life form organism
another name for the cell membrane Nuclear Envelope
stores nutrients water and waste vacuole
assist in pigment synthesis chromoplasts
observed cork under a microscope and named the cells after the rooms monks lived in robert hooke
prepares the proteins for the Golgi apparatus, no ribosomes smooth er
cellular structure that houses DNA nucleus
has ribosomes, prepares the proteins for the Golgi apparatus rough er
another name for the cytoplasm cytosol
only found in animal cells, break down waste lysosomes
Three parts to it cell theory
produce energy mitochondria
skeleton of a cell cytoskeleton
the very outer layer of a plant cell cell wall
located in the nucleus and holds RNA nucleolis
first to observe living cells anton van leeuwenhoek
made of tissues with similar functions organs
component of the cytoskeleton microtubules
Packages proteins and ships them off to where they need to go golgi apparatus
made of different cells differntiation
the smallest unit of life all living things are made of one or more of these cells
found in eukaryotic cells, serve as sensory organelles 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

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 Structure and Function Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

osmosis
concentration
lipid bilayer
cell membrane
cell wall
centrioles
cytoskeleton
chromosomes
chloroplasts
mitochondria
vacuoles
lysosomes
golgi apparatus
endoplasmic reticulum
ribosomes
nucleolus
chromatin
nuclear envelope
cytoplasm
organelles
prokaryotes
eukaryotes
Nucleus
Cell theory
Cells

Plant Cells vs. Animal Cells Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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

THE CELL Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Network of protein filaments in a eukaryotic cell that gives the cell its shape and internal organization and is involved in movement. cytoskeleton
Flattened collection of sacs that receive proteins and other newly formed materials from the ER, packages them and distributes them. Golgi body
Organelles where proteins are produced. ribosomes
Structure that captures energy from sunlight and uses it to produce food for the cell. chloroplast
Produces most of the energy the cell needs to carry out its function. mitochondria
Protects the nucleus and controls substances in and out of the nucleus. nuclear membrane
Some substances can pass through it while others can not. selectively permeable
S structure that contains chemicals that break down large food particles into smaller ones and also old cell parts. lysosomes
Tiny cell structures that carry out a specific function within a cell. organelle
Structure that stores water, food and other materials for the cell. vacuole
A flexible double layered sheet that makes up the cell membrane and forms a barrier between the cell and its surroundings. lipid bilayer
Located inside the cell wall of the plant cell and the outside boundary of the animal cell. cell membrane
Center of the cell that directs the cell's activities. nucleus
The jelly-like fluid between thecell membrane and the nucleus. cytoplasm
The center of the nucleus where ribosomes are made. nucleolus
The rigid layer of nonliving material that surroind plant cells that help support and protect the cell. cell wall
Structure that carries proteins and other materials from one part of the cell to another. (abbr.) ER
A smaller membrane enclosed structure that store and move materials between cell organells as well as to and from the surface. vesicles
Threadlike structures made up of a protein called actin. microfilaments
Structure in an animal cell that helps to organize cell division. centriole

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

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

Parts of a Cell Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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

Plant and Animal cell Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Like the brain of the cell Nucleus
The circle indide of the nucleus Nucleolus
Microtubules are produced; yellow and starts with a C Centrosome
Only found in animal cells; part of the cytoskeleton Centriole
Stores protein; a single membrane Golgi
Common in animal cells; red circles Lysosome
Protecting the cell from its own production Peroxisome
Vesicle; "Transport of cargo" Secretory Vesicle
Like the Cell wall but it's the second guard layer Cell Membrane
It does the energy production Mitochondrion
Plays role in digestion and is a membrane- bound sac Vacuole
Layer on the outside; In plant cell not in animal cell Cell Wall
It's green and can be found in a plant cell not an animal cell Chloroplast
Little black dots that are on the Rough Endoplasmic Reticulum Ribosomes
Helps maintain cell shape"; 3 parts- microtubules, actin filaments, and intermediate fibers Cytoskeleton
A cell that doesn't have a cell wall or a chloroplast Animal Cell
A cell that does have a cell wall and a chloroplast Plant Cell
Made mostly of water and another name for it is Cytoplasm Cytosol

Organelles of the Cell Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Organelle
Chloroplasts
Cell Wall
Flagella
Cytoskeleton
Lysosomes
Ribosomes
Cytoplasm
Mitochondria
Cell Membrane
Golgi Apparatus
Vacuole
Chromosome
Nucleolus
Endoplasmic Reticulum
Nucleus