Cell Membranes

Explore the structure of cell membranes including cholesterol, glycolipids, glycoproteins, phospholipids, and proteins. The video shows and discusses the fluid mosaic model as well as how cell walls differ from cell membranes. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Look for the banana DNA extraction lab referenced in the beginning of the video and use in class if it fits in your unit
  • Follow up the video with activities about the structure and processes of the cell membrane
  • Have learners create 3-D models of cell membranes and/or cell walls
Classroom Considerations

  • Must have a computer, projection system, and Internet access
  • Part eight in a series of 37
Pros

  • Video is a simple introduction to the structure of cell membranes and cell walls
  • Great visuals show learners the structures of cell membranes and cell walls
  • Includes two cell membrane review worksheets
Cons

  • None
Common Core

NGSS