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directs all of the cell's activities. Control center of the cell.


produce proteins

Endoplasmic Reticulum

carry proteins and other materials from one part of the cell to another


convert food into energy


found only in plants. Capture energy from sunlight and use it to produce food for the cell

Golgi body

receive proteins, packages them, and distributes them


storage areas of the cell


breaks down large food particles into smaller ones. Also breaks down old cell parts.

Cell membrane

protects the cell and regulates what substances enter and leave the cell

Cell wall

found only in plants. Helps to protect and support the cell


Basic unit of structure and function of all living things


a group of similar cells that work together to perform a specific function


made up of various tissues that work together to perform a specific job

Organ system

Organs that work together to perform particular jobs


A group of organisms that are of the same kind that live in the same area


Two or more different populations living in the same area


A community of organisms and their nonliving environment


Anything that can live on its own

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