Looking Inside Cells

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Looking Inside Cells by Mind Map: Looking Inside Cells

1. The nucleus is the cells control center, directing all of the cells activities.

1.1. Nuclear Envelope

1.1.1. The nuclear envelope protects the nucleus, such as an envelope would protect the letter.

1.2. Chromatin

1.2.1. Contains genetic material, instructions for directing the cell's functions.

1.3. Nucleolus

1.3.1. The nucleolus is where ribosomes are made.

2. Cell Wall

2.1. A plant's cell wall helps protect and support the cell.

3. Cell Brain

3.1. The cell membrane controls what substances come into and out of a cell.

4. Organnelles in the Cytoplasm

4.1. Mitochondria

4.1.1. Known as the "powerhouses" of a cell because they convert energy in food molecules to energy the cell can use.

4.2. Endoplasmic Reticulum

4.2.1. Passageways carry proteins and other materials from one part of the cell to another.

4.3. Ribosomes

4.3.1. Ribosomes function as factories to produce proteins.

4.4. Golgi Bodies

4.4.1. Golgi Bodies are organelles that transport materials.

4.5. Chloroplasts

4.5.1. Chloroplasts capture energy from sunlight and use it to produce food for the cell.

4.6. Vacuoles

4.6.1. Vacuoles are the storage areas of the cell,

4.7. Lysosomes

4.7.1. Lysosomes are small, round structures containing chemicals that break down certain materials in the cell,

5. Specialized Cells

5.1. In many-celled organisms, cells are often organized into tissues, organs, and organ systems.

6. Cell Song

7. A white blood cell of the body

7.1. ___________________________________

7.1.1. _________________________

8. Another Cell Song