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ERIC Number: EJ853406
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Investigating Membranes: Using Artificial Membranes to Convey Chemistry and Biology Concepts
Zrelak, Yoshi; McCallister, Gary
Science Teacher, v76 n6 p41-45 Sep 2009
While not organic in nature, quick-"growing" artificial membranes can be a profound visual aid when teaching students about cellular processes and the chemical nature of membranes. Students are often intrigued when they see biological and chemical concepts come to life before their eyes. In this article, the authors share their approach to growing artificial membranes in the classroom, discuss their similarities to and differences from cellular membranes, and explain the related processes and principles they demonstrate for students. (Contains 3 figures and 4 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A