Year 10
Higher

# Diffusion and exchange surfaces

Define diffusion and describe the factors affecting it. Explain how diffusion is affected by surface area to volume ratio and relate this to examples of exchange over surfaces in organisms.

Year 10
Higher

# Diffusion and exchange surfaces

Define diffusion and describe the factors affecting it. Explain how diffusion is affected by surface area to volume ratio and relate this to examples of exchange over surfaces in organisms.

## Lesson details

### Key learning points

1. Describe how substances move in and out of cells by diffusion
2. Explain factors that can affect the rate of diffusion
3. Calculate surface area to volume ratios
4. Explain adaptations for exchange

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## Starter quiz

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### 6 Questions

Q1.
How would the ratio between 3 and 5 be correctly written?
3-5
3,5
3;5
Q2.
In which two states of matter are particles free to move?
solid
Q3.
Calculate the surface area of a cube with a side length of 1 cm.
1 cm2
1 cm3
Correct answer: 6 cm2
6 cm3
Q4.
Calculate the volume of a cube with a side length of 1 cm.
1 cm2
Correct answer: 1 cm3
6 cm2
6 cm3
Q5.
is a gas that is inhaled in the gas exchange system, where it then moves into the blood.
Correct Answer: oxygen, O2
Q6.
Substances move into and out of through the cell membrane.
Correct Answer: cells, a cell

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### 6 Questions

Q1.
Diffusion is the net movement of particles from an area of high to an area of low .
Q2.
Which of these is an example of diffusion?
Correct answer: a smell moving through the air
electricity moving through a wire
heat moving through a metal rod
Q3.
Diffusion happens quicker at higher temperatures because particles have more energy.
Q4.
Match the adaptation of alveoli to the explanation.
Correct Answer:lots of small air sacs,increases surface area

increases surface area

Correct Answer:one cell thick,short diffusion distance

short diffusion distance

Correct Answer:lots of blood vessels,increases concentration gradient