Session: Keeping Your Head Above Water to Construct and Cross the Cell Membrane

Keeping Your Head Above Water to Construct and Cross the Cell Membrane

The rocket that clears the meter mark with the greatest rocket-to-baking soda mass ratio is the winner! You can use this activity in your classroom to engage students in basic engineering and experimental design procedureSupport three dimensional learning with materials that engage your students in an exploration of the unique chemical and physical properties of water and the membranes that separate cells from their surrounding environment. Construct a model to explain diffusion, osmosis and active and passive transport of molecules across the cell membrane.

Presenter: Gina Vogt, 3D Molecular Designs & Dr. Timothy Herman, Milwaukee School of Engineering

 

Student Level: High School, Middle School

Subjects: Chemistry, Biology, Biotech, General Science

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