Cell Organelles

by: kayla

cell wall

The cell wall is a rigid layer that lays outside of the cell membrane. It protects the cell from injury. ex: security guard

cell membrane

The cell membrane controls what molecules pass in and out of the cell. ex: a doorman

nucleus

The nucleus is very important it holds DNA, it also directs most of the activity in the cell. ex: the mayor

cytoplasm

The cytoplasm is the liquid that fills, the liquid is a jelly type liquid the cell so that all of the parts to the cell do not just float around. It also maintains the internal pressure of the cell. ex: like a deflated balloon.

ribosome

The ribosome is also important because it creates the proteins that the cells need, they can be found in the ER or floating around in the cytoplasm. ex: small factories

mitochondria

The "mighty mitochondria" produces the energy for the cell called ATP which fules most action in the cell. ex: power plant

vacuole

The vacuole stores the water inside the cell. ex: a pool

chloroplast

The chloroplast converts the suns rays into energy the cell can use. ex: solar power plant

endoplasmic reticulum

The endoplasmic reticulum makes the proteins. ex: factory complex

cell theory

There are three parts to the cell theory.

-all living things are made up of one or more cells

-all cells are created from pre-existing cells

-cells carry out the functions needed to support life

the body organization

cell>tissue>organ>organ system>organism

prokaryotic and eukaryotic

eukaryotic has a nucleus

prokaryotic does not