We extended our learning about ions to the study of ionic compounds, reviewing the Lesson 20 PowerPoint which included the vocabulary terms of cation and anion and learning about how different numbers of anions and cations combine by following the Rule of Zero Charge. Students worked on the Lesson 20 Worksheet and for homework should complete Lesson 20 textbook questions #1-7 and read Lesson 21 in the textbook.
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: