This is a modification of the standard potato diffusion lab. It is extended to allow students to ask and answer their own questions, such as, “Will the potato do the same thing if I use sugar water instead of salt?” “What will happen if I use apple instead of potato?” “What will happen if I use a closed plastic bottle instead of a potato?”


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Inquiry diffusion osmosis potato



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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2019-04-01.

Component Ratings:

Support Steaching: 3
Deeper Learning: 3

Reviewer Comments:

Deeper Learning: open-ended inquiry activities are facilitated after the lesson

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