Food Chemistry Kit

Bar Code: 1211, 2277



Description: In Food Chemistry, students explore basic concepts related to food and nutrition. They set up their own classroom laboratory and perform physical and chemical tests to identify the presence of starch, glucose, fats, and proteins in common foods. Some of the tests are relatively simple and produce "yes-or-no" results; others require multiple steps.Still other tests, such as the glucose test, produce results that requireinterpretation. Through readings, students discover how proteins, fats,and carbohydrates, as well as vitamins, are related to good health. Theyalso learn how to interpret food labels. In a final challenge, studentsapply their knowledge and skills to analyze the nutritional componentsof a marshmallow.

Inventory:

2 containers of materials

  1. Teacher's guide
  2. Student activity book (15)
  3. Plastic storage bags 12x15" (10) 8x10" (40)
  4. Ten cup lab trays (16)
  5. Envelopes (16)
  6. Forceps (32)
  7. Cups and lids 2oz (80)
  8. Six up lab trays (16)
  9. Blank labels (208)
  10. Small spoons (80)
  11. Dropper bottles (48)
  12. Funnels (5)
  13. Flat toothpicks 750/box (8)
  14. Brown paper bags (50)
  15. Petri dishes (20)
  16. Fine point black marker
  17. Plastic quart bottle
  18. White vinegar 2 pints
  19. Rubbing alcohol 2 pints
  20. Iodine solution 1 pint
  21. Glucose test strips pack/50 (6)
  22. Protein test strips (500)
  23. Cornstarch 16oz
  24. Corn oil 1 pint
  25. Corn syrup 1 pint
  26. Minute Rice 7oz
  27. White flour 2 lb
  28. Dried apples 7oz
  29. Powdered egg white 150g
  30. Unsalted peanuts 12oz
  31. Granola bars (4)
  32. Freeze dried onion 4oz
  33. Coconut flakes 7oz
  34. Mini marshmallows 8oz
  35. Measuring spoon
  36. Graduated plastic cup
  37. Hand lens (16)

To Traveling Demonstrations Page
To RPSEC Home Page

URL: http://rpsec.usca.sc.edu/TravelingScience/STC/food_chemistry.html (2002)


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