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glucose uptake origami organelle
glucose uptake origami organelle

Glucose Uptake by the Small Intestine

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Teach how glucose is taken up by the small intestine.

Epithelial cells lining the small intestine use several methods of transport across a cell membrane to take up glucose from the lumen. This model shows how these different methods work together. 

Buy once, print forever!

Your students first make the model out of the colourful parts. Then they use it to model glucose absorption in the small intestine.

The model covers: cell membrane structure, channel proteins, active transport, facilitated diffusion and co-transport across a membrane. The model can also be used to explain oral rehydration therapy (ORT).

Includes full colour Powerpoint class presentation!

Takes about 30 minutes. Dimensions: 32cm x 27cm/13in x 10in.

Download includes: instructions, colour & mono model templates, and Powerpoint file.

All you need: paper, scissors and tape.