This Sucrose Solutions and Osmosis Lab and Common Core Activity allows the teacher to use relatively inexpensive materials to study the process of osmosis in a qualitative and quantitative manner. The introduction to the lab provides reading on concepts pertaining to osmosis, including hypertonic, hypotonic and isotonic solutions with illustrated graphics for visual learners. The lab activity involves using simple materials including sucrose solutions of different concentrations to measure mass changes and determine the identity of an unknown sucrose solution. The students will be required to record and graph the collected data. This is then followed by 10 questions requiring written responses to assess student learning.
This lab is correlated to the NGSS standards, Common Core literacy and math standards, as well as the performance indicators for the Living Environment core curriculum. Suggested teacher instructions (and time saving/cost cutting suggestions) for this nine page activity are included on the last page of this lab and should not be given to the students.
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