Experiment 1: Enzymes in Food
Amylase is an enzyme that facilitates digestion in humans. Specifically, it is an
enzyme that breaks down starch molecules into sugar molecules. This is why
people sometimes experience a sweet taste after sucking on a starch-
Experiment 1: Diffusion through a Liquid
In this experiment, you will observe the effect that different molecular weights have
on the ability of dye to travel through a viscous medium.
1 60 mL Corn Syrup Bottle, C12H22O11
Red and Blue Dye Soluti
Experiment 1: Identifying Cell Structures
The structure of a cell dictates the majority of its function. You will view a
selection of slides that exhibit unique structures that contribute to tissue function.
Onion Root (Allium) Digital Slide Ima
Table 2: Results from surface area to volume experiment
Surface Area (cm2)
1cm x 1cm x 6cm
2cm x 2cm x 2cm
1cm x 1cm x 1cm
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Distance of Diffusion
Experiment 2: Tonicity and the Plant Cell
Plant cells are able to generate osmotic pressure, while other types of cells
cannot. This is due to specialized plant structures such as the cell wall, which
prevents lysis caused by osmosis. By taking advantage
Experiment 1: Tonicity and the Animal Cell
In this experiment, you will explore the effects of osmosis on eggs. An egg is
surrounded by a permeable membrane and a hard shell. To observe the effects
of osmosis, the shell will first need to be removed.