Membrane Channels

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  • Membrane Channels
  • Cell Membrane
  • Diffusion
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  • Membrane Channels
  • Cell Membrane
  • Diffusion


Insert channels in a membrane and see what happens. See how different types of channels allow particles to move through the membrane.

Sample Learning Goals

  • Predict when particles will move through the membrane and when they will not.
  • Identify which particle type will diffuse depending on which type of channels are present.
  • Predict the rate of diffusion based on the number and type of channels present.
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Teacher-Submitted Activities

Membrane Channels: inquiry into cellular diffusion A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines. This contribution was designed by PhET. Trish Loeblein HS
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canali di membrana Laura Bianca Condorelli HS Guided
TRANSPORTE A TRAVÉS DE LA MEMBRANA CELULAR JULIO PAEZ GARCIA (docente de maestría didáctica de las ciencias naturales) Y ARMANDO LOPEZ HERNANDEZ( aspirante a magister en didáctica de las ciencias naturales) HS Demo

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