Inside and Out: Making Membranes Memorable with Models

Presenter: Kim Parfitt, 3DMD

Thursday, July 21st - 9:40 - 10:40am

Participants will examine the structure of phospholipids and how it shapes the function of the cell membrane using multiple representations including hands-on models. Cellular processes like active and passive transport will be explored while demonstrating how these models can amplify traditional biology labs and classroom activities. Participants will explore examples of membranes in action that can be applied to units on genetics and evolution to extend the reach of the models throughout the school year.