This Membranes and Transport card sort features 125 cards in 6 colour-coded categories that can be used separately or as a unit review. It's great for active learning, student collaboration, and formative assessment.
I walk around and observe students as they work on organising their thinking, helping them clarify ideas, but also informally assessing their understanding.
Can be used in three different ways:
1. IDEA SORTING. Group terms and images into the four macromolecule groups, then create subgroups, justifying their arrangement.
2. CONCEPT MAPPING. Group the cards on large white boards or large white paper and use markers to connect concepts using arrows and linking words.
3. FLASHCARDS. Use the diagrams as flashcards to help remember structures of molecules.
How to use:
Includes cards for (categorised by colour):
Membrane Structure: Transport proteins, transmembrane protein, cholesterol, phospholipid, glycolipid, glycoprotein, integral membrane protein, receptor protein, enzymatic proteins, adhesion proteins, intercellular junctions, electron transfer proteins. Plus definitions and 6 diagrams. (34 cards)
Membrane Permeability: Oxygen, sodium ions, hydrogen ions, carbon dioxide, glucose, glycerol, water, non-polar, charged, uncharged, polar, amino acids, fatty acids, aquaporins, moves freely across phospholipid bilayer, does not move freely across phospholipid bilayer. (19 cards)
Types of Membranes: Permeable membrane, semi-permeable membrane, selectively permeable membrane, plus characteristics of each cards. (10 cards)
Movement of Particles: Passive transport, active transport, pump, diffusion, endocytosis – phagocytosis, endocytosis – receptor mediated pinocytosis, endocytosis – pinocytosis, osmosis, exocytosis, facilitated diffusion, plus characteristic cards and 6 diagrams. (36 cards)
Concentration Gradients: Concentration gradient, plus various example cards and diagrams. (14 cards)
Osmosis Matching: Solute, solvent, solution, hypertonic, hypotonic, isotonic, plus diagrams to match the terms to. (12 cards)
All cards are numbered.
I designed this set of cards to go with my flipped class videos for this unit: