Osmosis, Diffusion and Saturation


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What would you expect to happen to a piece of celery you put into a hypertonic solution?

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1. What do you think would happen if you added a sugar crystal to a super saturated solution of sugar in water?

2. Which of the following is an example of diffusion?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Focusing on how solutions can flow in our cells, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of osmosis, diffusion and saturation. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding what would happen to a piece of celery in a hypertonic solution as well as knowing what would happen if a sugar crystal was added to a super saturated solution of sugar in water.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • What happens when celery is put into a hypertonic solution
  • The results of adding a sugar crystal to an already super saturated solution of sugar in water
  • Example of diffusion
  • Why our hands swell after exercising
  • Characteristics of solutions and cells

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding why our hands swell after exercising and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics of solutions and cells
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related science lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about how solutions flow within cell structures, review the corresponding lesson titled Osmosis, Diffusion and Saturation. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what solutions are
  • Identify how much can be dissolved in a substance
  • Explain the difference between a saturated and unsaturated solution
  • Describe how diffusion takes place in the cell