Observing Osmosis, Plasmolysis, and Turgor in Plant Cells

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Create the perfect conditions for osmosis. Young scholars use a microscope to observe plant cells exposed to distilled water or sodium chloride. They observe how osmosis creates turgid or plasmolyzed cells.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have each lab group use a different concentration of sodium chloride; graph results for comparison
  • Create a lab document for groups to follow during through the experiment
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a specific set of materials and time for set up
Pros

  • Includes teaching notes to help prepare for the lesson
  • Provides links to additional experiments on the same topic
Cons

  • None