Introduction to Osmosis

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A chicken egg is a very large cell—perfect for investigating osmosis! Scholars conduct an experiment with vinegar and eggs that helps them understand the process of osmosis. They follow the activity with an in-depth look at osmosis in both animal and plant cells.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Incorporate as a discovery activity to help explain the concept of osmosis
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects a basic understanding of the components of cells
  • Requires a specific set of materials and time for set up
Pros

  • Adaptable to different levels of pupils
  • Provides information for obtaining a key that is not available to students
Cons

  • None
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