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BioPoint

Parts of The Cell

The Cell Wall

"The Cell Wall is a rigid multi-layered structure found in plant and bacterial cells, designed to hold the cells together and protect the cell from injury."

Ribosomes

"Ribosomes are tiny, dense organelles found in blood and are where DNA is translated into protein."

Cytoplasm

"Cytoplasm is a jelly-like material that is eighty percent water and usually clear in color. It is the substance that fills the cell."

Plastids

"Plastids are cells that store specific things. They are large cytoplasmic organelles found in the cells of most plants."

Mitochondria

"Mitochondria are the largest organelles in the cytoplasm. They break down carbohydrates and sugars, making energy from the food we eat."

Lysosomes

"Lysosomes are the disposal and recycling units of the cell. They contain the enzymes necessary for digesting certain material in a cell."

The Endoplasmic Reticulum

"The Endoplasmic Reticulum is a network of folded membranes that form channels from the cell membrane through the cytoplasm to the nuclear membrane."

The Nucleus

"The Nucleus is the center of the cell. It is the control center for all cell functions. It controls growth and cell division."

The Centrioles

"The Centrioles are nine sets of three fused microtubles arranged in an open star shape and located just outside of the nucleus."


Plan Ahead...

After finishing their cell presentations, the "BioPoint" students will be creating "Cell Journals." Look for them online in January.

BioPoint Scrapbook

Archive of "BioPoint" Issues


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