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BH 5th Grade-Cells

Chapter 1

Cells the basic units of all living things
Organelles these structures work together to help the cell function.
Mitochondria produces energy in the cell
Vacuoles store water, food and waste in the cell- are much larger in plant cells for food storage.
Ribosomes help the cell to make proteins
Cilia are tiny hairs attached to the cell membranes of certain types of cells.
Cell membrane surrounds the cell and controls the movement of materials into and out of the cell
Cytoplasm is a jellylike fluid that fills all of the cell except the nucleus
Nuclear membrane surrounds the nucleus and keeps it separate from the rest of the cell and controls the flow of materials in and out of the nucleus
Nucleus the control center of the cell
Robert Hooke an English Physicist and biologist who was the first to observe and name cells using a compound microscope
Paramecium a single celled organism found on pond water
Chloroplasts the organelles that enable plants to make food and contain chlorophyll which give plants their green color
Cell wall a wall that protects the plant cell and gives the plant its rigid shape.
Cell Theory Improvements in the microscope made it possible for scientists to identify cells and thier functions which led to the acceptance of cell ideas or theories.
Created by: BH 5th Grade