Clear Biology revisits one of the sites most popular articles and provides a free resource for using the Cell Membrane Bubble Lab in class.
For those unfamiliar with Concord Consortium’s Molecular Workbench, it is free molecular simulation software used for teaching and learning science. The new, lighter, Next-Generation Molecular Workbench is accessible within your web browser. This should make using the MW with your class much, much easier. I’ve created a couple of free biochemistry review activities to showcase the software’s capabilities.
The other day I was meandering the web looking for new ways to teach about membranes, the cellular variety. In my search I was hoping to find something tangible for my students to experience that might reveal the dynamic and adaptive nature of cell membranes. To my pleasure, I came across something that does an excellent job modeling membranes, soap bubbles.