Diffusion and Cell Size and Shape

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Is your class ready to size up the topic of diffusion? Help them get cell shape savvy with a well-written handout. The resource covers how substances such as oxygen passively move through the cell membrane and how cell size and shape influence the rate of diffusion.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Expand the lesson using content easily located on the publisher's website
  • Pass around 3-D cell models to give your hands-on learners a visual aid

Classroom Considerations

  • Students should understand the concept of diffusion before discussing the factors that affect diffusion rate
  • Make double-sided copies for each pupil and provide Internet access, so they can check out related videos and animations
Pros

  • Examples clarify the content nicely
  • Pupils easily locate extra help, thanks to the related resources provided on the handout
Cons

  • None
Common Core

NGSS