Biology is a natural science concerned with the study of life and living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, evolution, distribution, and taxonomy.
Watch this great video involving a biology experiment that details the process of osmosis. This is a Cool Science Project that can be done without much fuss. This video has simple instruction with a list of materials your student will need to complete experiment. Remember have pen and paper ready to take notes if needed.
Osmosis by definition. ( resource: merriam-webster.com)
1 : movement of a solvent (as water) through a semipermeable membrane (as of a living cell) into a solution of higher solute concentration that tends to equalize the concentrations of solute on the two sides of the membrane
2 : a process of absorption or diffusion suggestive of the flow of osmotic action; especially: a usually effortless often unconscious assimilation <learned a number of languages byosmosis — Author: Roger Kimball.
Interesting fact: Did you know that plants use osmosis to retrieve water and nutrients from the ground without it plants could not survive.
Try this demonstration with your little one; pull a small plant from the ground with roots intact, place plant in glass jar and pour small amount of water in (just enough to cover roots) watch over time as the plant absorbs the water. That’s osmosis at work!
Note to parents:as with any project involving children and science please keep a watchful eye over your little ones. Particularly with chemicals, tools, sharp objects and open flames. This experiment involves using a knife or some other sort of cutting tool. Have fun but safety first.