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7th: Cell Structure

Basic terms and purpose of cell parts

What is the thin membrane that surrounds the cytoplasm and controls the passage of materials in and out? cell membrane
What part is the control center or "brain" of the cell? nucleus
What are the structures in the nucleus that direct the activities of the cell and are made of DNA and genetic material? chromosomes
What are considered the powerhouses of the cell that supply the energy to the cell? mitochondria
What are the known as the cleanup crew of the cell, holding the waste and breaking foods down? lysosomes
What is the area between the structures that is a clear jelly-like substance? cytoplasm
What is a tail like stucture that sticks out from the cell, enabling it to move? flagellum
What are the hair-like structures that stick out from the cell helping movement and allowing it to pass water and other materials over the cell surface? cilia
What part of the cell is known as the storage area for food and water? vacuole
What part is known as the solar energy factory of the cell, turning energy from the sun into food? chloroplasts
What part of the plant cell enables it to keep its shape and provides support? cell wall
What is the theory that all living things are made of one or more cells? cell theory
Created by: mharlan