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Cell Size and Diffusion Lab

A quick, easy and safe visual demonstration of cell size and diffusion.

Manufacturer: fisher science education  AZ-20-1013

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Catalog No. S63067

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Description & Specifications


For Use With (Application) Easy and safe visual demonstration of cell size & diffusion
Product Type Why Cells Aren'T Big Kit
Includes Agar, diffusion media, cups, gloves and rulers, dilute base, comprehensive teacher and student guides
Kit Size 40 students
Time Range 30 minutes

Students construct and analyze simulated cell models of various sizes using a specially formulated agar — in the process, they learn how cells obtain nutrients and excrete waste. Data obtained by measuring the cell's volume and calculating its surface area is used to form conclusions about the size limitations imposed by diffusion.