Osmosis comes to life in kitchens at home during Year 9 science lessons | Portsmouth High School

Osmosis comes to life in kitchens at home during Year 9 science lessons

Year 9 spent an afternoon biology lesson investigating osmosis.

In the laboratory students would use potato tissue, sucrose solutions, scientific balances, and an array of scientific glassware to complete this practical activity. Lessons in lockdown pose a new challenge so at home the lesson was adapted using caster sugar, salt or squash to make a range of solutions and fridges were raided for root vegetables. A selection of tumblers and kitchen utensils were taken from kitchen cupboards to complete the experimental investigations.

Biology teacher Mrs Akass said ‘The girls are currently studying a part of the syllabus which lends itself well to experimental activities at home. Finding out about science is not confined to the laboratory and I am impressed with how well the girls have adapted to a practical lesson away from the school science department this afternoon’.