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nucleus

Control center for all activities in the cell, where DNA is found; Factory: main office

cell membrane

Controls what goes in and out of the cell; Factory: front door

endoplasmic reticulum

Highway system within the cell involved in protein synthesis; Factory: conveyor belt

ribosomes

Proteins are made here; Factory: small machine

cytoplasm

Jelly-like area between nucleus and cell membrane. It helps organelles move throughout the cell. Factory: factory minus the nucleus

mitochondria

Produces cellular energy called ATP; Factory: local power plant

chloroplast

Collect sunlight in plants; where photosynthesis takes place; Factory : solar panels

lysosomes

They contain digestive enzymes that break down macromolecules; Factory: Custodians

vacuole

Large, round sac found in cytoplasm. It stores water, food, wastes, other materials needed by the cell; Factory: storage closet

golgi apparatus

Packages and sorts macromolecules for delivery to organelles or secretion; Factory: shipping department

cytoskeleton

A network of fibers that holds the cell together, helps the cell to keep its shape; Factory: support beams

centrioles

Organize cell division process; Factories: secretary

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