Who Discovered the Cell Membrane? Video

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What are the blue, globular objects in the fluid mosaic model of the cell?

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1. The lipid bilayer of the cell membrane is made up of two portions that interact with water. Which portion repels the water ('water fearing'), and is present on the interior portion of the membrane?

2. Which scientists discovered the fluid mosaic model, the most modern model of the cell membrane?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Cell membranes are complex and multi-layered, and their discovery came about through a long and arduous process. Quiz questions will focus on the composition of cells and the scientists who uncovered them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Complete this quiz/worksheet combo to see what you know about the following:

  • Fluid mosaic models
  • Lipid bilayer portions
  • The scientists who discovered the fluid mosaic model
  • The development of the initial phospholipid bilayer model
  • Number of lipid layers in the phospholipid bilayer

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - confirm that you can draw the most important information from the related lesson on cell membranes
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the different teams of scientists and their findings
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of lipid bilayers to answer questions about cell membranes

Additional Learning

Be sure to review the accompanying lesson called Who Discovered the Cell Membrane? to learn more about this important scientific revelation. This lesson covers the following objectives, among others:

  • Recognize scientists responsible for other important accomplishments, including the invention of the microscope
  • Study the discovery of the cell itself
  • Examine the many steps in the long history of cell membrane research
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