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Why Do Athletes Drink Sports Drinks?

by: Brook Carlsen and Edmund A. Marek

Why does an athlete reach for a sports drink after a tough game or practice? The learning cycle presented in this article helps students answer this question. Learning cycles (Marek 2009) are designed to guide students through direct experiences with a particular concept. In this article, students learn about osmosis, or the moving of water into and out of cells through semipermeable membranes.


High School


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 12/1/2010Stock # tst10_077_09_48Volume 077Issue 09

NSTA Press produces classroom-ready activities, hands-on approaches to inquiry, relevant professional development, the latest scientific education news and research, assessment and standards-based instruction.

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