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This is a simple example of the cell parts and what they do. Good to know!

cytoplasm

a gelatinlike mixture that flows inside the cell membrane

cell membrane

helps control what enters and leaves the cell/ controls movement

nucleus

directs all cell activities/ like the brain of the cell

endoplasmic reticulum (E.R.)

a network of tubes that complete different jobs/ moves material in the cell

ribosome

makes protein

mitochondria/ mitochondrion

releases energy stored in food

chloroplast (only in plant cells)

changes light energy to chemical energy

cell wall (only in plant cells)

provides support and protection to the cell

vacuole

stores water, waste products, food, and other cellular materials

golgi body

packages and moves protein

lysosomes

breaks down food molecules, cell wastes, and worn-out cell parts

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