Parts of the Animal Cell
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Name: Date: Period: Parts of the Animal Cell Directions: 1. Flip to the next page and read the questions. 2. Fill in the blanks with the correct word. 3. Color the letter referenced in the sentence. Be careful some sentences specify a color to color an item. Others items you may color any color you’d like. Name: Date: Period: 1. The earliest light ____________________ showed that the cell was hardly more than a mass of fluid surrounded by a membrane. Modern research has shown that the _____________ is not only the structural unit of living organisms, but also the functional unit. 2. We can see that the cell is made of many distinct structures, called ______________, and each is specialized to perform a specific job. 3. The ________________________(A), sometimes called the plasma membrane, completely covers the entire cell and serves to hold it together. It also regulates what enters and leaves the cell. Color this with a very light color. 4. In animal cell, as well as plant cell, the nucleus is separated from the rest of the cell by a nuclear envelope (B). Color this structure with the same color as the cell membrane. Within the nucleus is a prominent structure, the _________________(D), which makes ribosomes. Also within the nucleus is loosely bound genetic material called _____________________(E). Color both of these structures black. 5. One of the most prominent organelles inside the cell is the _________________(G). Many scientists refer to this as the powerhouse of the cell because it makes energy from food. Color all of these organelles light orange. 6. The _______________________(H) is a stack of membranes that packages materials for export out of the cell. Color these with a lavender color. 7. Throughout the cytoplasm and attached to the ER are many smaller organelles, __________________(O) which make proteins. Color these black. The __________________(P), or ER, transports these proteins around the cell. Color these membranes pink. 8. Animal cells contain ____________________(I), which are cylindrical bundles of microtubules that aid with cell division, or mitosis. Color these red. 9. Although smaller than in plant cells, animal cells also contain _______________(K) for the storage of food and water. Color these a pale color. 10. ______________________(L) are organelles that contain enzymes to destroy old and worn out cell parts. Color these light blue. 11. The ___________________ contains all of these organelles that are outside the nucleus, but inside the cell membrane. This substance is basically colorless, so use a transparent color to fill it in.