AP Cell membrane and Transport Webquest

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Cell Membrane & Transport


Site 1: Cell Membrane http://www.susanahalpine.com/anim/Life/memb.htm

Play the animation to see an overview of the cell membrane. Step through

the animation a SECOND time. As you do, complete question 1.

1. Draw the cell membrane and label the following structures:

(+, -, phospholipids, hydrophilic heads, hydrophobic tails,

peripheral proteins, integral proteins, cholesterol)

Site 2a: Phospholipids http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/cells/membranes/

At this point you have discovered that one of the major components of the cell membrane are

phospholipids. Read “Membranes Form Spontaneously” and answer the questions below.

2. Draw a phospholipid. Label the hydrophilic head and hydrophobic lipid tail.

3. What happens to phospholipid when they are placed in water?


4. What is the name of the structure? _________________________________

Passive Transport: https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/biochemistry-genetics-and-


5. Passive transport is the movement of molecules from an area of ______________ concentration to an area of

__________ concentration which ___________ (does or does not) require energy.

Site 2b: Cholesterol https://www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/mcat/cells/cell-membrane-overview/a/fluid-mosaic-model-


1. How does temperature affect the cell membrane structure? How does cholesterol maintain fluidity?

Site 3: Diffusion



If you have them, plug in your headphones. Otherwise, simply read the text and watch the animation.

1. In terms of molecules, explain what happens to a sugar cube when it is placed into a beaker of water.


2. Define diffusion. ______________________________________________________________________________

3. Using the arrow seen below, illustrate the

diffusion of molecules from high

concentration to low concentration.

4. What can affect the rate of diffusion?


5. Predict: what would happen if you drop the sugar cube into a beaker of hot water vs. a beaker of cold water.



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