Cell Membrane Structure and Function

Teach your class how to get out of a cell — or break in. The third installment in a seven-part series introduces the class to cell membranes and their functions. The lesson plan includes information to present to the class, demonstrations on diffusion and osmosis, and computer animations.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have the class members create a graphic organizer for the vocabulary
Classroom Considerations

  • The class needs access to computers to use the animations
  • Review the animations before class so you can explain what is happening to your pupils
Pros

  • The teacher demonstration instructions provide clear steps for the three demonstrations
  • The lesson plan contains a variety of instructional techniques
Cons

  • None
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