Osmosis:


Real World Applications: Short Radio Broadcast



Pick one of the articles below and record the following on the poster paper:


What question is being answered in the article (check out the title)? (make sure you know what reverse osmosis is and what it does).


What evidence is being provided in the article? (list at least 5 pieces of qualitative or quantitative evidence).


What is the claim is being made based on the question asked and evidence provided?


What conclusion can be drawn from the evidence and claim?


Are there any rebuttals (downsides) to the claim that you can support with evidence (from another source)?


Articles to choose from: (retrieved by using the following search string "reverse osmosis, desalination"

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=california-desalination-reverse-osmosis

http://www.oas.org/dsd/publications/Unit/oea59e/ch20.htm

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/big-idea/09/desalination-pg2

http://espwaterproducts.com/about-reverse-osmosis.htm

http://science.howstuffworks.com/reverse-osmosis.htm

http://recipes.howstuffworks.com/filtered-water-safer-than-tap-water.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reverse_osmosis

http://www.gizmag.com/reverse-osmosis-desalination-membrane/14741/

Additional videos of interest:

Membrane Interactive

Additional Radio Broadcast (Making saltwater fit to drink)

Video: Water treatment technician