Investigating the Effect of Concentration of Blackcurrant Squash on Osmosis in Chipped Potatoes

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Model and explore osmosis using squash and potatoes. Young scientists expose chunks of potatoes to different concentrations of a squash solution. They compare the weights of the chunks before and after exposure to the solution and use the data to make conclusions.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Give each group a different type of potato; compare the similarities and differences in the results
Classroom Considerations

  • Allow time to collect and prepare necessary materials
  • Expects a basic understanding of the process of osmosis
Pros

  • Includes a conclusion document with questions to check for understanding
  • Provides a step-by-step set of procedures, making it easy to follow
Cons

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