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Osmosis In Cells

Time Frame:
1 class period that runs 30 minutes.

Group Size:


Students will read about osmosis and how it affects plant and animal cells and study pictures that show the effects of osmosis on plant and animal cells. Then they will answer questions and label diagrams to show how osmosis will affect plant and animal cells in different salinities.

Main Curriculum Tie:
SEEd - Grade 7 (2017)
Strand 7.3: Structure and Function of Life 7.3.1

Plan and carry out an investigation that provides evidence that the basic structures of living things are cells. Emphasize that cells can form single-celled or multicellular organisms and that multicellular organisms are made of different types of cells.



Background For Teachers:
See background information document.

Student Prior Knowledge:
Students should know what diffusion is.

Instructional Procedures:

  1. Provide students with textbooks to define osmosis and diffusion.
  2. Have students read the background information in the packet and study the example pictures. You may want to project the diagrams or make them into overheads and discuss them as a class.
  3. When students are done reading they can complete the diagrams and questions at the end.
  4. Correct diagrams and questions in class.

Assessment Plan:
See answer key.

Lesson Design by Jordan School District Teachers and Staff.

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Created Date :
Oct 02 2014 09:34 AM

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