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cytoplasm

function - contains chemicals that help the cell stay healthy

Cell Wall

function - protects the plant cell and helps it keep its shape.

Cell Membrane

function - controls waht gets into and out of the cell.

Nucleus

function - control center of the cell (like our brain)

Chromosomes

function - made up of DNA

Endoplasmic Reticulum

function - important in the synthesis and packaging of proteins.

Mitochondrion

function - known as the powerhouse of the cell. Creates energy for the cell.

Vacuole

function - stores food and nutrients. (think vacuum cleaner)

Chloroplasts

function - food producers; photosynthesis takes place here.

Ribosomes

function - protein builders of the cell

Cytoplasm

description: fluid that fills cells

cell membrane

description: like a big plastic bag with some tiny holes

cell membrane

location - surrounds the cell

cell wall

description: small holes in the wall let nutrients and waste pass through

cell wall

location - surrounds the plant cell

nucleus membrane

description: like a plastice bag with holes in it.

nucleus membrane

location - surrounds the nucleus

nucleus

description: big dark spot on center of the cytoplasm

nucleus

location - usually found in the center of a cell

vacuole

description: structure of fluid containing nutrients or waste

vacuole

location - strorage bubbles found throughout cell

chromosome

description: looks like long limp hot dogs; found in pairs

chromosome

location - found in the nucleus of the cell

endoplasmic reticulum

description: Rough looks like tubes with black bumps. Smooth just look like curvy tubes

endoplasmic reticulum

location - near the nucleus of the cell

mitochondrion

description: very small organelles

mitochondrion

location - found floating throughout the cytoplasm

ribosomes

description: looks like tiny black bumps

ribosomes

location - sometimes found floating in cytoplasm others are found attached to ER

chloroplasts

description: are green, oval organelles that contain chlorophyll

chloroplasts

location - only found in plant cells.

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