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The Outer Envelope

14 minutes

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Part of the "Inside the Living Cell" series. Describes the properties of the plasma membrane, how it governs the kinds of molecules that go in and out of cells, and how cells feed by engulfing (phagocytosis) and drinking in (pinocytosis) fluids. Also reviews membrane structure, osmosis, transport proteins, active transport, cell eating, cell drinking, and receptor proteins. Accessibility options on the DVD are: (1) expanded description, (2) English subtitles in a black box, (3) subtitled description.

Media Details

Runtime: 14 minutes

Inside The Living Cell
Episode 1
15 minutes
Grade Level: 8 - 12
Inside The Living Cell
Episode 2
14 minutes
Grade Level: 8 - 12
Inside The Living Cell
Episode 3
13 minutes
Grade Level: 8 - 12
Inside The Living Cell
Episode 4
14 minutes
Grade Level: 8 - 12
Inside The Living Cell
Episode 5
14 minutes
Grade Level: 8 - 12

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    Shelley P. (Nampa, ID)
    October 21st, 2015 at 04:00 PM

    The first part was for very young audiences, but the 2nd part was great. The amoeba footage was excellent.