Cell Membranes

After a week of re-learning cell organelles and observing cells under the microscope, today students learned about how the cell membrane works.  The primary focus of the lesson was to provide students with the vocabulary to explain the concepts of osmosis and transport of water across the membrane via the membrane protein channel aquaporin.  Students should review the Membrane Functions PowerPoint slide deck and commit the vocabulary terms to memory.  The aquaporin claymation video included in the slide deck is also provided below for easy access: