Movement of Molecules In or Out of Cells (Osmosis and Diffusion)

by: Victor Sampson and Sharon Schleigh

The purpose of this activity is to help students understand the process of osmosis and to understand how a cell membrane acts as a selective barrier. This activity also helps students learn how to engage in practices such as using planning and carrying out investigations, arguing from evidence, and communicating information.

Grade Levels

High School


Biology Instructional Materials Science and Engineering Practices Teaching Strategies


Type Book ChapterPub Date 11/15/2012Stock # PB304X_13

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