What is a Phospholipid? - Structure, Functions & Composition


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The most important function of a phospholipid is to

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1. Phospholipids are a type of

2. All lipids are similar because they

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your knowledge about the structure and function of phospholipids with this quiz/worksheet combo. You also will be asked to distinguish between hydrophobic and hydrophilic.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will assess your ability to:

  • Identify the functions of phospholipids
  • Identify the components of phospholipids
  • Explain why lipids are similar
  • Define hydrophobic and hydrophilic

Skills Practiced

This assessment will test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the structure and function of phospholipids
  • Making connections - use your understanding of lipids
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about cell protection in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast hydrophobic and hydrophilic
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding phospholipid bilayers

Additional Learning

Learn more about phospholipids in this interactive lesson called 'What is a Phospholipid? Structure, Functions & Composition.' Topics covered in this lesson include:

  • The structure of phospholipids
  • The composition of phospholipids
  • The function of phospholipids