In Da Club - Membranes and Transport

Wouldn't it be great to learn about cells through osmosis? Introduce learners to the different mechanisms of active and passive transport with a video that shows how the different transports occur across the cell membrane, allowing only certain substances in and out of the cell. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the video to support concepts by showing it after teaching and discussing transport across cell membranes
  • Stop video when learners have questions to reteach a concept, then replay parts of the video
Classroom Considerations

  • Video refers to "ridiculously drunk people not being able to get into a club" in an analogy of the permeability of a membrane
  • Video five in a series of 40
Pros

  • Great visuals show different transports of substances across a membrane
  • The narrator has a dry, witty humor which will keep high school learners engaged
  • Interesting segment on Jens Christian Skou who discovered the sodium-potassium pump
Cons

  • Contains a plethora of vocabulary which may be difficult for some learners 
Common Core

NGSS