Cell Membrane Bubble Lab
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How does the cell membranes structure contribute to its ability to move nutrients and waste in and out of the cell?
In this lab, students will model the idea of active and passive transport through a cell membrane to help them visualize the changes that are being made.
– Bubble Solution
– Rubber Band
– Paper clips
– Fishing line
– Medium rectangular containers
PLEASE MAKE SURE TO PRINT THIS LAB AS IT CAN GET MESSY!!! DO NOT TRY TO RECORD DATA ON THE COMPUTER.
For implementation questions, please e-mail me or post questions. This lab does not come with a teacher guide.
MS-LS1-2. Develop and use a model to describe the function of a cell as a whole and ways parts of cells contribute to the function. [Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on the cell functioning as a whole system and the primary role of identified parts of the cell, specifically the nucleus, chloroplasts, mitochondria, cell membrane, and cell wall.] [Assessment Boundary: Assessment of organelle structure/function relationships is limited to the cell wall and cell membrane. Assessment of the function of the other organelles is limited to their relationship to the whole cell. Assessment does not include the biochemical function of cells or cell parts.]