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All living things are composed of cells, from just one to many millions, whose details usually are
visible only through a microscope. A cell is the smallest part of any living ting. There are many
parts of a cell. Each part of a cell completes a certain function for the cell. These parts are found
in in plant and animal cells.
Cell membrane – forms the outer boundary of the cell and allows only certain materials to move
into or out of the cell
Cytoplasm – a gel-like material inside the cell; it contains water and nutrients for the cell
Nucleus – directs the activity of a cell; it contains chromosomes with the DNA
Nuclear membrane – separates the nucleus from the cytoplasm
Mitochondria – break down food and release energy to the cell
Vacuoles – storage areas for the cell
Some organelles are only found in plant cells. These organelles are:
Cell wall – provides structure to the plant cell
Chloroplasts – contain chlorophyll that helps make food for the plant cell

Unpacking Standards Rubric
In order to receive full credit on this assignment, you must fully meet the following requirements:
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cell membrane,
cytoplasm,
nucleus,
mitochondria,
vacuoles,
organelles, cell
wall,
chloroplasts
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concise but
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with emphasis
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create)
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