Cell Membranes: Cells for Middle School Lesson 3

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Cell membranes are a vital concept for middle school. This introductory lesson introduces students to the structure of the cell membrane. Designed as a no prep lesson for middle school students, your class will spend the day exploring lipid bilayers and learning about hydrophobic and hydrophilic properties. This is a vital building block before jumping into osmosis and diffusion (in later lessons). Included in this product is everything you need to teach for the day. Additionally, this flexible resource allows you to teach the way you want to. Lead the class, or put the recording online, all the editable pieces are here.

This lesson includes.

  • Google Cell Membrane Sort
  • Editable teacher lesson presentation
  • Hands on exploration (optional)
  • Editable student notes
  • Scribble notes
  • Screencast of lesson

 NOTE: This lesson is designed and tested for a mainstreamed middle school science classroom of 24 students meeting daily for 40 minutes. The teacher will find lesson materials for direct instruction, reinforcement and homework.

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27 pages
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Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6–8 texts and topics.
Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.
Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.


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