Plasma Membrane – Gateway to the Cell

Just as skin covers your body limiting what can go in and out, plasma membranes cover cells to do the same. Scholars begin with a presentation that gives overview of the structure and function of plasma membranes. Then, they learn how cell membranes control what goes in and out of a cell. A worksheet, online animations, and flashcard game reinforce the content using multiple learning styles.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have pupils create a data table comparing the different methods of transport across cell membranes
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on a general understanding of the functions and structures of cells
  • Animations require Adobe Flash Player
Pros

  • Gives teachers the option and ability to edit
  • Support materials help adjust the lesson to many different classroom situations
Cons

  • None