Why Is the Cell Membrane Important?


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What is the semipermeable outer covering of cells?

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1. What does it mean when a covering is semipermeable?

2. Which of the following describes the cell membrane?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In these assessments we'll examine your understanding of the cell's outer covering, semipermeability, properties of the cell membrane, and its importance.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

More precisely, you'll be quizzed on:

  • The name of the cell's semipermeable outer layer
  • What it means to be semipermeable
  • Qualities unique to the cell membrane
  • The cell membrane's significance
  • A cell type that relies greatly on its cell membrane

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding characteristics of the cell membrane and interpret it correctly
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of semipermeability to answer questions
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related cell membrane lesson

Additional Learning

With our lesson, Why Is the Cell Membrane Important?, read more about this part of the cell. This resource will focus especially on:

  • The cell membrane's purpose
  • How the cell membrane works
  • The structure of the cell membrane