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powerhouse of the cell


control center of the cell

cell wall

a rigid structure that surrounds the cell membrane and provides support to plant cells

cell membrane

thin, flexible barrier around a cell; regulates what enters and leaves the cell


a jellylike fluid inside the cell in which the organelles are suspended

endoplasmic reticulum

a cell structure that forms a maze of passageways in which proteins and other materials are carried from one part of the cell to another


makes proteins


the organelle that digests food particles, wastes, and worn-out cell parts


an organelle found in plant cells where photosynthesis occurs


a water-filled sac inside a cell that acts as a storage area

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