Plasmolysis: Definition & Experiments


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What is plasmolysis?

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1. Why can gargling with salt water help cure a bacterial infection?

2. What is happening to the plant cell in the image?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Plasmolysis is an important biological process, and you can measure your knowledge of it using this quiz and printable worksheet. Practice questions will ask you about plasmolysis, its cause and its effects.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students will be asked about the following in this quiz:

  • Gargling salt water
  • Plasmolysis
  • Effects of road salt on plants
  • Plant cells
  • Type of solution causing plasmolysis

Skills Practiced

You will have a chance to demonstrate the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about plasmolysis from the related lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding road salt's effect on plants and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding causes of plasmolysis
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what happens when you gargle salt water

Additional Learning

Review the complementary lesson named Plasmolysis: Definition & Experiments for further information on this science topic. Some goals of this lesson include:

  • Define relevant vocabulary, such as plasmolysis, hypotonic and isotonic
  • Differentiate between hyper-, hypo-, and isotonic solutions
  • Identify real-life examples of plasmolysis given by the lesson