Creating Your Own Membrane from "Construction of the Cell Membrane"
This assignment is an interactive lesson concerning the cell membrane and some of it's components. The students will work on the computer to better understand the cell membrane and then be asked to construct their own model.
Type of Task:
The average time of completion for this assignment is 45 minutes but individual times may vary.
Cell membrane is covered with illustrating the phospholipids, ion channels, pore channels, glycoproteins and fibrous proteins.
Students will be able to construct their own membrane model and explain the differences between the different components that make up a membrane.
Text of Learning Exercise:
The students will go to the website and complete the tutorial about the cell membrane. They may complete the tutorial as many times as they like or that they feel comfortable with to understand the material. During class, the students will break up into teams and construct their own models of cell membranes. They may use any materials in the classroom or bring in their own if they like. Each model must have the phospholipids, ion channels, water pore channels, fibrous protiens and glycoproteins and a brief description of each.