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Cell transport. or How our cells get the nutrients they need. Hold Your Wee For A Wii!. On Friday, Jan 12, 2007, Jennifer Strange participated in a radio contest to win a Nintendo Wii for her children.

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Cell transport

or

How our cells get the nutrients they need


Hold Your Wee For A Wii!

  • On Friday, Jan 12, 2007,

    Jennifer Strange participated in a radio contest to win

    a Nintendo Wii for

    her children.

  • She came in 2nd place and went home with 2 tickets to a Justin Timberlake concert.


A few hours later, her body was discovered at her home. There was no visible trauma.

Before leaving the station she complained of a headache.

Jennifer Strange with her husband and three children.


Cassandra Killpack of Utah was at home with her parents when she began complaining of dizziness and eventually lost consciousness. She was 4 years old.

3 year old Rosita Gonzales was with her babysitter when she lost consciousness and died on October 14, 2002.

Cassandra Killpack


Andy Warhol, famous for his paintings of Campbell’s Soup Cans, Marylin Monroe, and Elizabeth Taylor died at New York Hospital on February 22, 1987. He was recovering from gallbladder surgery.


Cynthia Lucero was finishing her 2nd marathon. She made it to mile marker 22 when she collapsed. She died several hours later.

These cause of death for all five of these people is the same.

Cynthia Lucero


What killed these people?

Talk with your group and make a list of at least 5 things that could have happened.


  • Jennifer Strange was participating in a radio contest titled “Hold Your Wee For A Wii.” Before leaving the station, she drank up to 2 gallons of water.

  • Cassandra Killpack and Rosita

  • Gonzalez each drank up to 3 quarts of

  • water before they died.

  • Andy Warhol’s condition was not

  • adequately monitored and he was

  • overloaded with fluids.


Water is an essential part of living systems (bodies), how can it be deadly?

Discuss this with your group and develop a hypothesis about what happens when your body takes in too much water.


Concepts you will investigate in lab:

  • Hypertonic

  • Hypotonic

  • Isotonic

  • Osmosis

  • Diffusion

  • Endocytosis

  • Exocytosis


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