5: Membranes (part 1) (Free Preview)

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This lesson covers the structure and arrangement of the plasma membrane of cells.  You’ll see how the phospholipids that you learned about in lesson 4 will arrange themselves to form a stable yet flexible membrane.

 

1) DRAWING LESSON

34 minutes

Template page for drawing 5

Info pages for drawing 5

Finished drawing sample for lesson 5

2) ACTIVITIES

Activity 5-1 Cell Membrane Bubble Lab

Bubbles can be used to help visualize what cell membranes are like and some of their physical properties.  Here are two videos and a link to printable pages.

https://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/cellular-soap-opera

https://vimeo.com/clearbiology

Here are written instructions you can print out.  (Skip the last pages that talk about gap junctions and binary fission.  We’ll discuss those later.)   http://hs.moodle.lisd.net/pluginfile.php/155688/mod_resource/content/1/Cell-Membrane-Bubble-Lab.pdf

Activity 5-2  Watch a liposome lab experiment

These students have an pretty amazing lab to work in!  (Adults are guiding them through this lab, though they do not appear on film.)

3)  SUPPLEMENTAL VIDEOS

 

4)  QUIZ

You can re-take the quiz as many times as necessary.

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