Diffusion and Osmosis: Biology Lab

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Which is the difference between diffusion and osmosis?

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1. What describes the relationship between a cell's surface area to volume ratio and the rate of diffusion in that cell?

2. A biology student places an artificial cell made of dialysis tubing filled with a 1M sucrose solution into a beaker of distilled water and labels the beaker 'A'. Then she places another artificial cell filled with distilled water into a beaker of 5M sucrose solution and labels this beaker 'B'. She then weighs both artificial cells after an hour has passed. Which describes what will happen?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Show off your knowhow of the biology lab with this quiz/worksheet combo on diffusion and osmosis. Many of the quiz questions will give you a sample lab scenario, and you'll have to identify facts and outcomes related to diffusion and osmosis based on it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With these tools, you may check your knowledge of the following:

  • The difference between diffusion and osmosis
  • How a cell's surface area to volume ratio impacts the rate of diffusion
  • An experiment involving artificial cells in sucrose solution
  • What shriveled animal cells indicate
  • How water potential affects plant cells

Skills Practiced

While you use these assessment tools, you'll be able to develop the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast diffusion and osmosis
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on diffusion and osmosis biology lab
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding biology experiments involving diffusion and interpret the results correctly

Additional Learning

Learn more about biology by reviewing the accompanying lesson, Diffusion and Osmosis: Biology Lab. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Concentration gradient
  • Differential permeability
  • Examples of related experiments
  • Water potential
  • Hypertonic vs. hypotonic vs. isotonic
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