Cell Membranes Are Way More Complicated Than You Think

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Cell membranes contain many contradictions; for example, they are both oily and strong. The video explains the parts of a cell membrane, the function of each part, and discusses the contradictions. It highlights what happens when everything works well and what happens when infected by toxins.

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  • Add the diagram of a cell membrane found at 1:08 to student science journals
  • Discuss selective permeability in more detail
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  • Provides hints from the video if individuals answer the question incorrectly
  • Includes eight analysis questions after the video
  • Extensions include discussion topics, articles, and videos
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