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Plant & Animal Cell Vocabulary 6th Grade

Plant & Animal Cell Vocabulary 6th Grade Science
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Nucleus
organelle that center of the cell; controls all activities in the cell
Nuclear membrane
surrounds the nucleus; controls what enters and leaves the nucleus
Cell membrane
controls what enters & leaves the cell; surrounds the cell
Cell wall
found only in plant cells; very rigid structure; gives support for the plant
Cytoplasm
jelly like substance inside the cell; supports & protects organelles in the cell
Vacuoles
balloon like organelle; stores food, water, & waste in cells
Mitochondria
gives energy to the cell; "Power-House"; center for respiration
Chloroplasts
green pigment known as chlorophyll; only found in plant cells; help make food
Ribosomes
tiny spherical organelles that make proteins for the cell
Golgi bodies
tube-like structures that have tiny sacs; help package protein
Endoplasmic reticulum
connects nuclear membrane to the cell membrane; helps transport nutrients throughout the cell
Lysosomes
"suicide sacs"; helps in digestion in cell; take care of bad cells