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parts of a cell

week 5 science vocab

nucleus directs all of the cells activities "the brain of the cell"
cell wall a stiff wall that surrounds the plant cell membrane, giving it a box shape
cell membrane protects the cell and regulates what substances enter and leave; like a "screen door"
chloroplasts capture energy from sunlight and use it to produce food for the cell; only in plant cells
mitochondria most of the cell's energy is produced in these rod-shaped organelles
vacuoles store food, water, waste, and other materials
cytoplasm gel-like fluid where many different organelles are found
organelle smaller structures within the cell that carry out specific functions
nuclear membrane a double membrane enclosing a cell nucleus
protist a single-celled or multi-celled organism with a simple biological structure ex: euglena, amoeba, paramecium, and volvox
Created by: agroh