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Cellular Soap Opera - Soap Films Can Behave Like Membranes

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Soap, suds, and cell membranes. Pupils create a model of a cell membrane by using soap films. They experiment with trying to pass different objects through the film without popping it. Using a tube, they create a passageway through the bubble, which allows any object to traverse to the other side of the film.

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  • Since this is a model be sure the class members understand its limitations
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Classroom Considerations
  • It is beneficial if the class understands how a cell membrane works to allow molecules to move across them
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