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Exploring Diffusion

Published on 07/16/2011

Activity Overview

In this lesson, students will explore diffusion through a selectively permeable membrane.

Objectives

  • Students will define diffusion and osmosis.
  • Students will describe the process by which particles of matter can or cannot move through different materials.

Vocabulary

  • diffusion
  • membrane
  • permeable and selectively permeable
  • osmosis
  • passive transport
  • active transport

About the Lesson

By using a simulation, students will explore the concept of diffusion through a selectively permeable membrane.
As a result, students will:

  • Conduct experiments related to diffusion and osmosis in a range of settings.
  • Define diffusion and osmosis.
  • Describe the process by which particles of matter can or cannot move through different materials.