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Unit 3 & 4 Biology at Hawkesdale P12 College

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An egg as a model cell

February 15, 2014 · No Comments · Cell biology, Osmosis and Diffusion, Unit 3 Biology

Image source A chicken egg with the shell removed is often used as a model to show how osmosis works – the experiment we did at Federation University, Ballarat, showed how the eggs gain or lose mass depending on the concentration of the solution that they are placed in. It is important to know that […]

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Investigating Osmosis with Chicken Eggs

February 4, 2010 · No Comments · Cell biology, Osmosis and Diffusion

Photo Source This week’s practical experiment involves using chicken’s eggs as a model for the cell – even though the egg is not a single animal cell, it is a good model because it has a semi-permeable membrane that shows the effect of  osmosis on animal tissue.  “The plasma membrane of the cell is essential […]

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