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We are in awe of the cell membrane! Why? It keeps us in homeostasis! Let the Amoeba Sisters tell you how in this silly but helpful video!


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SCI.9-12.SC.912.L.14.B: Science

Processes in a cell can be classified broadly as growth, maintenance, reproduction, and homeostasis.

SCI.9-12.SC.912.L.14.2: Science

Relate structure to function for the components of plant and animal cells. Explain the role of cell membranes as a highly selective barrier (passive and active transport).
Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2014-01-06.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 0

Reviewer Comments:

This video (part of a series) is equal part whimsy and science and is appropriate for an introductory high school biology course. This video describes protein synthesis, giving specific details about both translation and transcription. The content is presented clearly and simply, and the narrator includes tips and real-life examples to help clarify concepts and vocabulary. The content specifically follows Texas TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills), but would be helpful for biology students everywhere! The Amoeba Sisters (real-life educators who choose to keep their identify private) created this series to help clarify some of the science concepts that high school students find especially difficult. You can see the Amoeba Sister’s most current videos on their YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/AmoebaSisters
Janet Pinto

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