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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:

Cells & Homeostasis: Membrane Function

Every now and then we have to take a day of class to “sit and get” – a day of class where students learn and review important science concepts designed to help them make sense of their lab observations and use science to explain what they saw.  Today was one of those days.  Students learned about how the cell membrane works, focusing on the concepts of osmosis and transport.  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: