Create a Model Cell & Investigate Molecular Diffusion!
Research-Based & Developed with Support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
With this hands-on lab investigation, students create a model cell and perform tests to discover what molecules can pass through the pores of a cell membrane. They also explore the effect of osmosis on plant cells and animal cells by making predictions, observations, performing tests, and drawing conclusions. Students further explain how diffusion and osmosis can be applied to real-world scenarios.