Membrane Channels

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Membrane Channels وێنه‌ی شاشه‌
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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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Overview of sim controls, model simplifications, and insights into student thinking ( PDF ).

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 UG-Intro
PhET Sims Aligned to the Chemistry Curriculum This contribution was designed by PhET. Julia Chamberlain UG-Intro
دیکه‌ کیمیا
How do PhET simulations fit in my middle school program? This contribution was designed by PhET. Sarah Borenstein MS دیکه‌ زانستی زه‌وی
MS and HS TEK to Sim Alignment Elyse Zimmer MS
دیکه‌ ژیناسی
Diffusion Inquiry activity Jennifer Goddard HS Guided
Membrane Diffusion Tutorial Michael Daw UG-Intro Guided ژیناسی
Cell Membrane Transport Norjaena Mudag and Yannilyn Magsayo HS Guided ژیناسی
Cell Transport and Neuron Simulation Laura Appelt HS تاقیگه‌
Membrane Diffusion Christopher Link MS
Diffusion Lab Fred O'Leary HS CQs
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 Guided

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Design Team Third-party Libraries سوپاس بۆ
  • John Blanco (developer)
  • Noah Podolefsky (Lead)
  • Katherine Perkins
  • Piccolo2D
  • Francoise (Benay) Bentley
  • Janet Casagrand
  • Mike Klymkowski
  • Sarah Wise