Study of the Cell
Students draw a diagram to show the fluid mosaic model of a membrane. They explain how hydrophobic and hydrophilic properties help membranes hold their shape. They identify the functions of different cell membrane proteins as well.
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Cell Exploration Activities
Engage young biologists in exploring the mysteries of life with this collection of hands-on activities. Enlisting the help of numerous digital resources, students get an up-close look at the structure of plant and animal cells as they...
7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Cell Diffusion and Permeability: The See-Thru Egg Lab
Create a model to study a microscopic phenomenon. The seventh of 12 lessons uses an egg (without its shell) to represent a cell membrane. Using different solutions, learners explore the concept of cell diffusion. They monitor...
9th - 12th Science
Muscles – Muscle Cells (Part 1)
As part of a study of muscles and muscle cells the narrator of this insightful video begins by reviewing the three types of muscle — smooth, cardiac, and skeletal. He then explains how actin and myosin play important roles in those...
10 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How We Think Complex Cells Evolved
Being able to absorb the abilities of other life forms may seem like something taken from a superhero movie, but sometimes reality is stranger than fiction. Join the narrator as he takes viewers back billions of years to investigate how...
6 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable