Cell Membrane Experimental Design

Grandma said to gargle with salt water for a sore throat. Was she right? In the last part of the seven-part unit, lab groups design an experiment to test a cells reaction to salt solutions. The pupils conduct their experiment to answer questions connected to soothing a sore throat by gargling with salt water.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have the teams research the causes of sore throats to make the connection to the experiment
  • Review the process of developing a sound experiment
Classroom Considerations
  • Use a lab report format that the class has used, so they are familiar with it
  • The questions in the worksheet help guide the lab groups in designing their experiments
  • The handout is in a docx format, which allows for easy editting
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