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.


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

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