Membrane Student Modeling Pack Teacher Resources

Activities and Recommendations

1 Model how phospholipids spontaneously assemble in water. Use the printable water beaker graphic and the foam water molecules to form:
     a. a film on the surface of the water
     b. a micelle, submerged under water
     c. a lipid bilayer that is submerged and contains water on the inside
2. Use the water molecules, sodium ions, potassium ions, glucose and ATP to model how substances cross membranes.
3. Model action potential using the printable straight membrane graphic. Move the rotating tan pieces as necessary.  


Digital Resources

Membrane Student Digital Activity

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How to use our interactive digital slides:

  1. Download the PowerPoint or if you're using Google Slides, go to File, click Make a copy and save the Entire presentation
  2. Use the activity as it is or make it your own!  You can:
    • Edit the instructions and questions and add more.
    • Rearrange the slides.
    • Use the blank slide at the end to add content. (Duplicate the slide if you need more than one.)
  3. Assign the activity to your students through your school’s digital platform. Ask them to save and submit their finished work in slide format or as a PDF, using the naming conventions appropriate to your school or class.
  4. Share what you have done with us. We love to see how teachers use our materials!

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