Direct observation of osmosis at a cellular level allows teachers to introduce essential vocabulary to describe the effects on plant and animal tissue of solutions with different osmotic potential.
Observing osmosis, plasmolysis and turgor in plant cells
A simple experiment to look at osmosis in plant cells as the concentration of solutes in the surrounding fluid changes.
Investigating osmosis in chickens’ eggs
A simple procedure to observe and measure the effect of osmosis in eggs.
Investigating the effect of concentration of blackcurrant squash on osmosis in chipped potatoes
A simple investigation of the effect of a range of concentrations of sugar on osmosis in chipped potatoes.