The Semipermeable Membrane

Is it all about concentration? Explore the description of a semipermeable membrane with a video highlighting illustrations of the membrane and its function. See how concentrations of molecules move back and forth across the membrane.

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Instructional Ideas
  • For hands-on learners, use this as a guide to create a physical model of a semipermeable membrane using art supplies
  • Provide as a resource for help with a homework assignment
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires access to the Internet
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Builds nicely off of previous videos in the series on diffusion and plasma membrane
  • Can be paused for student questions
Cons
  • Illustrations and animation are very basic