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Human Phospholipid Bilayer Activity

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Word Document (2007)
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Description In class activity to promote understanding the structure and function of the phospholipid bilayer and its components.
Type of Resource Assignment/Activity (Non-Laboratory/Non-Hands on Activity), Laboratory or Hands-On Activity, Study Guide
Format Word Document (2007) - DOCX
Jeanine Page, Lock Haven University
Development Date September 11, 2013
Grade/Age Levels High School upper division (Grades 11-12)
Undergraduate lower division (Grades 13-14)
Undergraduate upper division (Grades 15-16)
Learning Time <=1 hour
Language English
Type of Review Reviewed By LifeSciTRC Board
Review Date
Funding Source None
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This is a great activity. I plan on incorporating it into my Human Anatomy & Physiology course when we talk about cell membranes and transport proteins. It is an activity that can easily be shortened or lengthened depending on how much content and time an instructor has.

Some more ideas about how to have students act out the parts of the membrane proteins would be great.

Hilary Engebretson, Whatcom Community College

This is a quick activity to get students moving as well as to think about the fluidity of membranes.  Typical classrooms may not be the best setting; using the school gym or going outside on a nice day would be a better option if you wish to model something like endocytosis or mitosis.

Julie Dais, Okanagan College


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