How do kidneys filter waste products from substances needed by the body? Your research team is challenged to test a newly developed dialysis tubing to determine its effectiveness. Should we use it in all of our new kidney dialysis machines???
Learning Goals: To make a model of a cell with a selectively permeable membrane; to observe the diffusion of a substance across the membrane; to use an indicator to determine the direction of diffusion; to use mass as an indication of direction of osmosis and diffusion; calculate the rate of diffusion.
Key concepts: diffusion, osmosis, plasma membrane, selectively permeable, indicators or organic compounds, dialysis, osmotic pressure, measuring mass, making careful observations.
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