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  1. Nucleus- control center of the cell, directs all cell activities
  2. Cell Membrane- gatekeeper of the cell, allows some things to move or out but not all things.
  3. Mitochondria- the energy source of the cell, the power generator, site of respiration
  4. Vacuole- storage area for the cell- stores, water, wastes, oxygen and food
  5. Endoplasmic reticulum- transport system of the cell.
  6. Ribosomes-place where proteins are made
  7. Golgi Bodies- packages proteins and gives support
  8. Chloroplasts- makes food for the plant cell, changes solar energy into chemical energy
The main differences of the plant and animal cell are:
Contains cell wall No cell wall
Box-like shape Roundish shape
Large vacuoles Small vacuoles
No centrioles centrioles
Lysosomes are rare Lysosomes are many
chloroplasts No chloroplasts
  1.  All organisms are made of one or more cells
  2.  All cells come from other cells
  3.  A cell is the basic/smallest unit of life that carries on all life’s processes
Down the left side of the animal cell:   Down the right side of the animal cell:
Nucleus                             mitochondria
Golgi bodies                      centriole
Chromosomes                        cell membrane
Nuclear membrane           endoplasmic reticulum
Lysosome                          vacuole
Down the left side of the plant cell:    Down the right side of the plant cell:
Endoplasmic reticulum        chloroplasts
Ribosomes                         mitochondria
Nucleus                              nuclear membrane
Golgi bodies                       vacuole
Cell membrane                   cell wall
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