Type
Crossword
Description

Genetic material used to carry out functions DNA
The "powerhouse of the cell", creates ATP mitochondria
carries ribosomes, makes proteins rough er
helps transport proteins, makes hormones smoother
transports things around the cell golgi complex
holds organelles in place, like jelly cytoplasm
photosynthesis chloroplast
carries water and nutrients vacuole
can take up half of a plant cell, carries water and nutrients largevacuole
stomach/garbage disposal lysosome
tail that flaps, helps cell move flagellum
security door, bouncer cell membrane
castle walls, but PLANTS cell wall
gives cells a shape cytoskeleton
contains genetic material nucleus
makes ribosomes nucleolus
lets things in or out of the nucleus nuclearmembrane
a messenger to send DNA instructions rna
makes proteins for the cell ribosome
helps Golgi Complex by carrying around the cell vesicle

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

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

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 crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

provides support and protection for the cell cell wall
controls movement in materials in and out of the cell cell membrane
jelly like substance that supports and protects the organells cytoplasym
stores DNA and controls cell activities nucleaus
produces energy from glucose mitchocondria
makes glucose through photosynthesis chloroplast
site of protein production rectulum ER
produce proteins ribsomes
site of lipid production smooth ER
transports protein from the ER to the golgi body golgi vesicles
packages and ships protein to their destination golgi body
helps vesicles and other organells move through the cell microtubeals
breaks down materials for the cell to reuse lysosomes
stores water nutrients and waste small vacuoles
stores water nutrient and waste large vacuoles

Cell Structures Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

what ribosomes make proteins
Protective covering around outside of cell cell membrane
green pigment that gies trees, leaves their green color chlorophyll
organelle found only in plant cell cell wall
jellylike matrix inside each cell cytoplasm
dense center portion of a nucleus nucleolus
storage/transport sacks in a cell vacuoles
heartbeat of any cell nucleus
found in every nucleus that determine genetic makeup of cell chromosomes
green organelles in plant cell chloroplasts
scaffolding structure within each cell for support cytoskeleton
make and release energy when needed in the cell mitochondrion
flattened membranes that transport proteins and other substances into and out of a cell golgi bodies
folded membranes that contain ribosomes for the manufacturing of proteins endoplasmic reticulum

Cells Answer Key Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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

Cells and Organisms Crossword

Type
Crossword
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

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 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

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