A cell structure which functions are carried out to ensure the cell's survival
Controls all the activities within a cell. Like control center. Contains DNA. Animal and plant cells.
Carries the heredity material that is passed on from generation to generation.
Protective barrier that controls or regulates the flow of materials in or out of the cell.
Protects the cell and regulates the movement of particles in and out of the cell.
Animal and plant cells.
Jelly-like substance. Within cell. Contains organelles, water and other life-supporting materials. Animal and plant cells.
Energy producers of the cell. Carry out cellular respiration to produce energy for the cell. Animal and plant cells.
Occurs when the food we eat is converted into energy.
Total of all chemical reactions that take place in cells
Are transported, stored and assembled in organelles. Essential to all life. Building blocks for a variety of structures in the cell.
Assemble proteins. Each is like a small factory that produces proteins. Some float in cytoplasm, while others are attached to the endoplasmic reticulum. Animal and plant cells.
A network of membrane-covered channels which look a bit like the folds of a fan or accordion. Being folded means the Endoplasmic Reticulum has a large surface space in a small area. Animal and plant cells.
Sorts proteins and put them into membrane-wrapped structures called vesicles. Animal and plant cells.
Smaller than vacuoles. Function like a mail system. Carry proteins, nutrients, and water into, out of, and around the inside of the cell. Animal and plant cells.
Temporary storage compartments that sometimes store waste. Tend to be larger in plants and much smaller in animals. Animal and plant cells.
Breaks down and recycles worn out organelles. Contains digestive chemicals that break down food particles, cell wastes and worn-out cell parts. Animal and plant cells.
Tough rigid structure that surrounds the cell membrane and gives the cell a rectangular, box-like shape. Protects the cell. Only in plant cells.
Trap energy from the sun and change it into chemical energy. Only in plant cells.
Chemical reaction that takes place when carbon dioxide and water react in the presence of sunlight to produce glucose and oxygen.