Osmosis Videos/Demonstrations

We want to use the Egg Osmosis demonstrations to explain the symptoms of the disease diabetes and why a women died from drinking too much water during a radio contest.

Two of the symptoms of diabetes are thirst and excessive urination. What happens in your body to cause this? What does is have to do with osmosis?

We will place a decalcified egg in pancake syrup to find out.

A women named Jennifer Strange wanted to win a Wii for her family back in 2007 when they were hard to get. (Remember that?) The contestants had to drink an excessive amount of water and the last person to urinate won the prize. Jennifer finished second but later passed away from a condition called hyponatremia. What happen inside Jennifer’s body  and how does it have to do with osmosis?

We will place a decalcified egg in distilled water to find out.

To watch the “Hold your WEE for a Wii video. Click Here.

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