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Learning the function of the different cell structures

Cell Membrane

Outer covering; allows certain materials in/out of cell


Brain; controls life of cell


Storage (bigger in plant cells)


Gelatin-like; allows organelles to move


Energy is released from food; respiration

Cell Wall

Protects and gives structure (plant cells only)


Uses light to make glucose (food); photosynthesis (plant cell only)

Rough ER

Transports materials in the cell; ribosomes attached


Makes protein

Golgi Bodies

Sorts and transports material out of the cell


Breaks down and wastes; recycles


Makes Ribosomes

Smooth ER

Transports materials in the cell; no ribosomes attached


Genetic or hereditary material; code of life


Structure of the hereditary material inside the nucleus

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