For this activity, we’ll need 8 volunteers:
- 6 of you will each be a phospholipid with your hydrophobic arms held out in front of your hydrophilic torso;
- 2 of you will each be a protein with your hydrophilic arms extended out to the sides of your hydrophobic torso.
And you’ll do two things:
- First, phospholipids, how will you arrange yourselves together if you’re in an aqueous environment (i.e. surrounded by water molecules)?
- Proteins, how will you situate yourselves relative to these now nicely arranged phospholipids?
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