Fluid Mosaic Membrane Model?

These are my notes which I had to make myself from my textbook. See, my teacher DOES NOT teach us anything, and if we ask him a question he calls us idiots. Can someone make it simple for me to understand? Test tomorrow by the way. -The fluid-mosaic model is a description of cell membrane structure in which... show more These are my notes which I had to make myself from my textbook. See, my teacher DOES NOT teach us anything, and if we ask him a question he calls us idiots. Can someone make it simple for me to understand? Test tomorrow by the way.

-The fluid-mosaic model is a description of cell membrane structure in which phospholipids form a bilayer that has a fluid consistency and is studded with protein molecules.
-Lipids do not dissolve in water, thus causing a border around the cell. The edges of the border defines and contains the fluid lipid layer.
-Biochemists and electron microscopists gave researched intently on the subject and they have concluded that the cell membrane all contains a mosaic of different components scattered throughout it.
-For example, numerous protein molecules stud the phospholipid bilayer, and the phospholipid molecules and some of the proteins can drift sideways in the bilayer. This supports the idea that the phospholipid bilayer has a fluid consistency.
Update: I need it to be put into simpler terms. The entire thing confuses me.
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