The Role of the Nucleus in the Cell


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What organelle within the nucleus produces ribosomal RNA?

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1. What organelle makes proteins for the cell?

2. Chromatin is a material made up of what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The nucleus is a key component of the cell. The quiz/worksheet combo tests you on definitions and functions of various cell parts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

While working through these materials you will:

  • Name the organelle that produces ribosomal RNA
  • Identify the organelle that makes proteins
  • Explain what chromatin is made of
  • Give the name that describes a long piece of chromatin
  • Tell which organelle is considered the 'control center' of the cell

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you focus on the most important information about the nucleus from the related lesson
  • Defining key concepts - be able to give names and functions for the cell's main components
  • Information recall - access what you learned from the lesson in order to identify the structure that is integral to proper cell function

Additional Learning

To find out more about the nucleus, view the accompanying lesson called The Role of the Nucleus in the Cell. The objectives for this lesson are:

  • Understand the overall function of a cell
  • Define DNA
  • Note the relationship between cells and DNA
  • Describe proteins
  • Grasp the function of ribosomal RNA