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Embracing Learner’s Ideas About Diffusion and Osmosis: A Coupled-Inquiry Approach

Science Scope—September 2009

Learning about osmosis and diffusion is often a challenging task for middle school students. Here the authors present a lesson that was converted from a “cookbook” lab (McLaughlin and Thompson 2007) into a more inquiry-oriented lab that uses inquiry teaching strategies and hands-on investigations to teach middle-grade students about osmosis and diffusion.
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