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Osmosis In Cells

Main Core Tie

SEEd - Grade 7
Strand 7.3: STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF LIFE Standard 7.3.1

Time Frame

1 class periods of 30 minutes each

Group Size



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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.


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.

Created: 10/02/2014
Updated: 02/03/2018