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-is thin and flexible and controls the movement of materials into and out of a cell
-is similar to a soap bubble
-gives support to a plant so it can grow tall
-keeps the vacuole from bursting the cell
-is made of cellulose
-this organelle contains the material to trap sunlight to make food for the plant cell
-this organelle has a double membrane
-they are made up of DNA and pass traits or characteristics of the cell on to new cells
-is made up of long threadlike strands that become rod-like during cell division
-using enzymes, lysosomes break down large food molecules into smaller ones
-is very small and is more numerous in animal cells
-dissolves the tail on a tadpole
-plays a role in cell death
-shaped in the form of a bean or rod
-where cellular respiration takes place
-the place where sugars are broken down into water and carbon dioxide
-supplies most of the energy for the cell
-has a double membrane folded back and forth
-is a round sphere found in the nucleus which plays a role in the manufacture of ribosomes
-is called the "brain" of the cell because it controls all cell activities
-is an organelle with a double membrane
-is the largest organelle in animals
-takes up most of the space in a plant cell
-the storage center for a cell
-when I am full I help keep the plant from tipping over
-observed living organisms in water and called these living things animalcules
-was the first person to see bacteria
-all living things are made of cells
-the cell is the basic unit of life
-all cells come from pre-existing cells
-Why don't cells just keep getting bigger as the organism grows?
As a cell grows, the volume of cell grows at a faster rate than its surface area. Therefore, a point will be reached where Th.`e surface area will not be able to bring food in and wastes out fast enough to meet the needs of the cell.
-Describe the phospholipid bilayer of a cell membrane. (Include a picture.)
The cell membrane is made of a double layer of phospholipids. A phospholipid has hydrophilic (water loving) heads made of phosphate and hydrophobic tails (water fearing) made of lipids. Notice the heads point outward so they are in contact with the water environments inside and outside the cell.
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