Fun Quotient: All the best of kitchen science: Boiling stuff, electric mixer-ing, greasing, powdering and slicing! Mix up a batch of something from the list below to find out! Lesson Learned: Amber is the gold of archeology. Ethical issues Discussing the energy content of food can lead to discussion of body mass and weight loss which is a sensitive area for many students.
Well, sorta the same. Be aware of your first aid procedures in case of extreme reactions. Eat a Candle This one might be slightly more fun to do for the kids before you do it with them. The experiment is simply done: cob, bag, microwave, and a hundred little starch fireworks.
Energy content of food experiment
Warn students to avoid foods to which they might have allergies. This gives an estimate of the amount of energy stored in the food. That you can eat most of the results of your experiments adds to the fun of doing food science! First, kids can learn that of the four types of common corn, only one kind—which is actually called Popcorn! Well, sorta the same. Fun Quotient: At first, not apparent. Try to make sure that as much of the heat from the burning food as possible is transferred to the water. Check all students are wearing eye protection during the procedure. Lesson Taught: Lots, really. Do this by keeping the flame under the tube. But this experiment is good way to get your little monster started down the path of manipulating nature in ways no man was ever meant to. Rock Candy Geodes Rock candy on a stick? Students can reuse the same boiling tube repeatedly in this practical, but the washing up might be quite difficult. Note 5 k Calculate the rise in temperature each time.
Sneak education into your kitchen with these 10 experiments, gathered from the websites of creative teachers and parents.
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