Exchange surfaces and surface area to volume ratio

In this lesson, you will learn about the concept of surface area to volume ratio and the examples of exchange of materials at different surfaces.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.What is diffusion?

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Q2.Why would a higher temperature speeds up the rate of diffusion?

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Q3.Why would a larger surface area increase the rate of diffusion?

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Q4.Find the magnification if a cell of 0.01 mm is 4 mm under the microscope.

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Q5.Which TWO of the following are likely to diffuse into cells?

Select two (2) boxes

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What is diffusion?

1/5

Q2.Why would a higher temperature speeds up the rate of diffusion?

2/5

Q3.Why would a larger surface area increase the rate of diffusion?

3/5

Q4.Find the magnification if a cell of 0.01 mm is 4 mm under the microscope.

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Q5.Which TWO of the following are likely to diffuse into cells?

Select two (2) boxes

5/5

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Exchange surfaces and surface area to volume ratio

This quiz will assess you on your knowledge in diffusion, cells and exchange surfaces.

Q1.True or false: Eukaryotic cells have plasmids.

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Q2.Root hair cells contain a lot of mitochondria to...

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Q3.What does a surface area to volume ratio of 8 : 1 mean?

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Q4.Which of the following is a common feature found in the human alveoli and the villi?

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Q5.What is the substance that usually diffuses out of the blood at the alveoli and into the space of the lungs?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Exchange surfaces and surface area to volume ratio

This quiz will assess you on your knowledge in diffusion, cells and exchange surfaces.

Q1.True or false: Eukaryotic cells have plasmids.

1/5

Q2.Root hair cells contain a lot of mitochondria to...

2/5

Q3.What does a surface area to volume ratio of 8 : 1 mean?

3/5

Q4.Which of the following is a common feature found in the human alveoli and the villi?

4/5

Q5.What is the substance that usually diffuses out of the blood at the alveoli and into the space of the lungs?

5/5

Lesson summary: Exchange surfaces and surface area to volume ratio

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