This lab set includes lab instructions for students, a teacher instruction page (including how I divide this lesson up over several days), a pre-lab worksheet, a post-lab analysis worksheet, and appropriate diagrams for lab recording and results.
This is lesson is designed to utilize project based-learning (PBL) techniques. The students are engaged as they are guided to decide how to test their hypothesis using the information and supplies given. This is a great lab for seeing real-life osmosis and applying it to daily life and the medical world!
This lab would be great for any class discussing osmosis, such as biology, a general science course, anatomy and physiology, AP Biology (or other college level intro to biology), or a health care class (as this lab uses a nursing scenario). Recommended for grades 9-12 or homeschool equivalent. Could be slightly modified for upper middle school as well.
Keywords: osmosis, science lab, A&P lab, healthcare, nursing, potato lab, AP Biology