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Cell Parts for ELL

Simplified cell parts and functions

Cell The smallest part of a living organism
Microscope A tool used for viewing very small objects like cells.
Robert Hooke The scientist who discovered cells
Cell membrane The boundary around all cells that lets materials in and out.
Nucleus The command center of the cell; it contains DNA
Mitochondria The part that breaks down food to release energy for the cell
Ribosome The part that makes proteins for the cell
Cytoplasm The jelly-like substance inside the cell
Endoplasmic reticulum The part that moves proteins around inside the cell
Golgi bodies The part that packages and delivers proteins
Organelle Small parts inside a cell that make the cell work
Cell wall The tough, rigid outer part of a plant cell
Chloroplasts The organelle in plant cells that does photosynthesis
Lysosome An organelle in animal cells that contains digestive enzymes (chemicals)
Vacuole A storage sac for water and other materials inside a cell
Centrioles Small parts in animal cells that play a role in cell division
Cytoskeleton A framework inside the cell that provides support and structure
Created by: nbiegel