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Famous Pairing:   Cell Size and the Plasma Membrane.

Date:  Monday, Nov. 13, 2017

Time:  1 pm-3 pm

Cost:  $45 per student

9th - 12th graders

Engineering with Greenpower  

July 17 - 27, 2017.

Students used Solid Edge CAD software, collaborative skills, and problem solving to complete their camp project, building and driving an electric car.  The last day of camp included testing the car with parents and friends in attendance. 

One Camper said "Best Camp Ever! I went to a camp at Vanderbilt and at the end of the camp we made a poster. I came to Greenpower camp and at the end of the camp we built and drove a car!"


Biomedical Services is proud to present our New Famous Pairings Series.  Famous Pairing 1 investigates the relationship between cell size and the characteristics of the plasma membrane.  

​Available to Grades 7-9

The Cell Size and the Plasma Membrane

Day 1Nov. 7,  1pm - 3 pm    Students will investigate cell surface area to volume ratio.  Students will determine why growth occurs by making more cells instead of bigger cells. 

Day 2 Nov. 9  1 pm-3 pm    Students will investigate what happens to the water concentration in cells when exposed to different solute concentrations. Students will investigate the semi-permeability of membranes and how their properties help maintain homeostasis in a cell.   Students will apply the information learned to determine the concentration of an solution on unknown solute concentration.  Graphing skills will be put to use.

Cost for a single day:  $45
Cost for both days:  $80






This lab is the first part of the famous couple Photosynthesis and Respiration

:  Students will investigate factors that affect the rate at which photosynthesis occurs.  Student will pick their variables, collect their data and create a visual aide to convey their results to their peers (parents are also welcome).  Students will also use paper chromatography to isolate pigments found in various leaf samples and mathematically identify these pigments.

Photosynthesis Lab Day!