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1.1 Introduction to Cells

Experiments

Here are experiments our science specialists have selected to support the IB* topic.

Limitations on Cell Size: Surface Area to Volume

Experiment #2 from Biology with Vernier

In this experiment, you will

  • Use agar cubes cut into various size blocks to simulate cells.
  • Use a Conductivity Probe to measure the quantity of ions in a solution.
  • Determine the relationship between the surface area and volume of a cell.

Educational Standard
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Subject
Biology
Section
Core
Topic
1. Cell Biology

* The IB Diploma Program is an official program of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) which authorizes schools to offer it. The material available here has been developed independently of the IBO and is not endorsed by it.

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