In this lab, we soaked a gummy bear in water for twenty four hours to see the effects osmosis would have on it. When we got our gummy bear we would take its measurements and soak it in water. After twenty four hours we would take it out and record the measurements again and find the percent change. The question that we addressed in this lab was, what would happen if you soaked a gummy bear in water for twenty four hours? I hypothesized that after this time the gummy bear would increase in size.
55 degrees celcius Table 6: Effect of Sucrose Concentration on Sucrase Activity Optical Density 35 g/L 30 g/L 25 g/L 20 g/L 15 g/L 10 g/L 5 g/L 0 g/L 1 1.007 0.974 0.950 0.926 0.849 0.734 0.515 0.003 2 1.002 1.011 0.947 0.937 0.834 0.766 0.496 0.002 3 0.980 0.998 0.944 0.932 0.838 0.754 0.495 0.001 average 0.996 0.994 0.947 0.932 0.840 0.751 0.502 0.002 Effect of Sucrose Concentration on Sucrase Activity 5. State how sucrase activity changes with increasing sucrose concentration. First sucrase activity increases greatly. After 10 g/l sucrase activity continues to increase but at a slow rate until it reaches 30 g/l. At 30 g/l to 35 g/l sucrase activities mostly stayed the same
We zeroed out the scale and weighed all four potato cores at once and recorded the mass. We then put those potato cores into the beaker of 75 mL of solution. With the potato cores in the beaker we then put a watch glass over the top of the beaker to minimize the amount of solution that evaporates. We let the potato cores sit in the solution overnight. The next day we then emptied the beaker of the solution by carefully draining the solution, while not letting the potato cores fall out.
Diffusion and Osmosis Lab Report By: Jettica Williams BIOL 1107 Lab September 21, 2016 Prepared for Mrs. Fulford Lab Course Page Break The cell membrane act as a roadblock for cells. The cell membrane has a very hectic job. It restricts the access to what comes in and what goes out. The bond the membrane shares with others is the idea of accountability.
In this practical agar jelly cubes will be used to represent a cell. AIM: To model diffusion in a practical form and investigate the effect of surface area to volume ratio. HYPOTHESIS: It is hypothesised the smaller the cube the quicker and bigger the rate of diffusion will be and with a larger cube there will be a smaller percentage of diffusion due to its bigger volume.
First, it was hypothesized that test tube "A", the control, would not show any red concentration, test tube "B" which contains supernatant II would show the most red concentration and test tube "C" which contains sediment II would only show a little red concentration. The second hypothesis states that the raw corn kernels would have mitochondrial activity while the boiled corn kernels would not. The last hypothesis interprets that the "gunk" and sediment I will both contain starch granules. It was only expected to find mitochondrial activity in Supernatant II. Unfortunately, after performing this experiment, we were not able to support this hypothesis and come up with a conclusion.
This also shows how much water was transferred from the egg to the sugar solution. The higher the percentage of corn syrup was, the faster the rate of osmosis was. As a result, the egg placed in 75% corn syrup, 25% filtered water had the lightest weight (0.5 oz), while the egg placed in 25% corn syrup, 75% filtered water weighed 2 oz. Overall, the importance of this lab was to understand the process of osmosis and how it differs depending on the type of
Additionally, it was difficult obtaining a piece of rhubarb that was thin and particularly red, therefore the effect could not be best observed in the cells. Part B: Design your own experiment Parts of this practical were taken and slightly altered from the following link http://www.markedbyteachers.com/gcse/science/investigate-the-effect-of-surface-area-on-osmosis-in-potato-tissue.html Aim: To observe the effect different surface area: volume ratios have on osmosis in potato tissue. Hypothesis: If the potato has a larger surface area: volume ratio, the quicker osmosis will take place and the larger the mass will be at the end of the experiment, therefore the difference in mass of the potatoes from the start of the experiment to the end of the experiment will be larger. Additionally, the potato pieces left in a saltwater solution will decrease in mass, whereas the pieces left in water will increase in mass.
The hypothesis we came up with for this project was that in the distilled water there wouldn't be no change in the potato, we wouldn’t see a gain or loss with the water sitting in the beaker. The beaker with the 30% Sucrose and Distilled water we predicted that there was going to be weight gain to the potato. And for the distilled water with the 30% sucrose and we predicted weight loss. But the results came out to be the first bag content being isotonic the second bag came out to be hypotonic and lastly the result came out to be
Biology Design Practical Joshua Edwards What are effects of the volume of a potato and the amount of weight it loses when placed in salt solution? Introduction This design practical uses a potato’s surface area to volume ratio to see what affects it has on osmosis in different concentrations. Osmosis is the movement of water molecules through a cell membrane into an area of a higher solute concentration. The movement goes the way of the solvent with more solute because the lower solute concentration is drifting through balancing the ratio of solute per solvent (En.wikipedia.org, 2018).
Background Information: In this experiment I will be investigating the impact of light intensity on the rate of water uptake, due to transpiration, by attaching a shoot from a leafy plant in the capillary tube of a potometer, and then measuring how long it takes for a bubble to move a set distance. The faster the bubble moves, the greater the rate of transpiration. I will be placing one plant in an environment where it is exposed to high-light intensities, and another plant in an environment where it is exposed to low-light intensities. Transpiration is the process of the transport of water and nutrients up the the plant from the roots to the leaves.
The experiment shall use several concentrations of sucrose solution and a substance known as Methylene blue. A piece of potato/ carrot shall be placed in a boiling tube and the solution shall be poured into it. This tube shall have Methylene blue added into it. After incubation some of this solution shall be taken out with a pipette and inserted into a separate boiling tube containing the same sucrose solution however this solution shall be known as the pre-incubated solution. The drop shall be watched so as to see if the density of the water and concentration of sucrose has increased or not, displaying the water
An egg naturally has a lot of stuff inside, so the outside solution has to be very concentrated for this to happen. That’s the case when an egg is treated with corn syrup or buried in salt. By contrast, when an egg is treated with distilled water, or a dilute salt solution, the solute concentration is higher inside the egg than out, so the water moves into the egg, increasing its mass. It may be easier to think about osmosis in terms of water concentration rather than solute concentration. If the solute concentration is high, then the water concentration will be low by comparison.
For this lab I will be using water and sucrose to demonstrate the rate of osmosis. In this lab I will be exploring how temperature impacts the rate of osmosis by placing pieces of potato of equal size in solutions of different temperatures and observing the change in mass of potato after a given period of time. The change in mass will indicate the rate of osmosis.
Another variable of the experiment that was controlled was the time in which the agar cubes spent in the sulphuric acid. The time allowed calculation of the rate of diffusion. The size of the agar cubes was controlled by using a grid and scalpel to, as accurately as possible, cut the agar cubes into the appropriate sizes. The shape of the agar cubes was also controlled. In future, this could be experimented with to investigate how different shaped agar blocks affect surface area to volume ratio and hence the rate of