Item # KT-CHEMFD

Chemistry of Food Experiment Kit

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If you are what you eat, what makes up your food? Show the connections between chemistry & nutrition for a meaningful STEM activity.

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Item # KT-CHEMFD
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Few activities capture and keep kids' interest like those involving food. By conducting food chemistry experiments, students finally get rewarded for playing with their food!

Find out how to test for protein with this food science experiment kit! Connect the dots between science and nutrition while doing experiments from the included instructional manual. Use the provided lab-grade chemicals and labware to test food for protein, vitamin C, and more.

Learn about the chemistry behind everyday foods as you test them with the chemicals provided in this kit. Perform qualitative tests (indicating presence) for chemical components, such as:

  • Glucose, a simple carbohydrate
  • Starch, a complex carbohydrate
  • Protein, made up of amino acids
  • Vitamin C, also called ascorbic acid

Even reluctant students and parents become confident food chemists as they test food for proteins, fats, and simple & complex carbohydrates. This science experiment kit promotes discovery through hands-on labs and gives kids familiarity with essential procedures, such as:

  • Forming a hypothesis
  • Making an aqueous solution
  • Mixing & measuring
  • Recording & charting data

The step-by-step instructional manual guides you through five experiments and includes suggestions for more food chemistry projects to tackle independently. Use the included charts to record results. With your kitchen or classroom as the food chemistry lab, test whatever interests you!

Experiment kit includes:

  • 6 test tubes, a rack, and holder
  • 5 lab-grade chemicals
  • Beaker and pipettes
  • Lab manual & wax pencil

See our experiment ideas below on how to use this kit for a food chemistry science fair project.

Science Fair Project Ideas:

  • Which has more glucose—homemade or store-bought jam? Try different brands of jams and jellies, including some with artificial sweetener.
  • Do lemons, limes, oranges, or grapefruits have more vitamin C? What about orange juice or lemon juice from the store vs. fresh? What about juice from concentrate?
  • Does canning or freezing change the nutrition of fruits and vegetables? Test fresh and preserved foods.

With this kit, many people also order a test tube brush for easy cleanup and a mortar and pestle to help make liquid solutions from solid foods.

Note: The biuret reagent has a shelf life of 12 months.

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Chemistry of Food Experiment Kit

  • 6 large test tubes
  • Test tube rack
  • Test tube holder
  • Biuret reagent (protein indicator) Note: the biuret reagent has a shelf life of 12 months.
  • Benedict's solution (glucose indicator)
  • Lugol's iodine (starch indicator)
  • Indophenol (vitamin C indicator)
  • Ascorbic acid (vitamin C)
  • Pipets (droppers)
  • 250 ml glass beaker
  • Wax pencil for marking on glass
  • Experiment guide with charts to record test results

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DESCRIPTION

Few activities capture and keep kids' interest like those involving food. By conducting food chemistry experiments, students finally get rewarded for playing with their food!

Find out how to test for protein with this food science experiment kit! Connect the dots between science and nutrition while doing experiments from the included instructional manual. Use the provided lab-grade chemicals and labware to test food for protein, vitamin C, and more.

Learn about the chemistry behind everyday foods as you test them with the chemicals provided in this kit. Perform qualitative tests (indicating presence) for chemical components, such as:

  • Glucose, a simple carbohydrate
  • Starch, a complex carbohydrate
  • Protein, made up of amino acids
  • Vitamin C, also called ascorbic acid

Even reluctant students and parents become confident food chemists as they test food for proteins, fats, and simple & complex carbohydrates. This science experiment kit promotes discovery through hands-on labs and gives kids familiarity with essential procedures, such as:

  • Forming a hypothesis
  • Making an aqueous solution
  • Mixing & measuring
  • Recording & charting data

The step-by-step instructional manual guides you through five experiments and includes suggestions for more food chemistry projects to tackle independently. Use the included charts to record results. With your kitchen or classroom as the food chemistry lab, test whatever interests you!

Experiment kit includes:

  • 6 test tubes, a rack, and holder
  • 5 lab-grade chemicals
  • Beaker and pipettes
  • Lab manual & wax pencil

See our experiment ideas below on how to use this kit for a food chemistry science fair project.

Science Fair Project Ideas:

  • Which has more glucose—homemade or store-bought jam? Try different brands of jams and jellies, including some with artificial sweetener.
  • Do lemons, limes, oranges, or grapefruits have more vitamin C? What about orange juice or lemon juice from the store vs. fresh? What about juice from concentrate?
  • Does canning or freezing change the nutrition of fruits and vegetables? Test fresh and preserved foods.

With this kit, many people also order a test tube brush for easy cleanup and a mortar and pestle to help make liquid solutions from solid foods.

Note: The biuret reagent has a shelf life of 12 months.

MORE INFORMATION BOX

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CONTENTS TAB

Chemistry of Food Experiment Kit

  • 6 large test tubes
  • Test tube rack
  • Test tube holder
  • Biuret reagent (protein indicator) Note: the biuret reagent has a shelf life of 12 months.
  • Benedict's solution (glucose indicator)
  • Lugol's iodine (starch indicator)
  • Indophenol (vitamin C indicator)
  • Ascorbic acid (vitamin C)
  • Pipets (droppers)
  • 250 ml glass beaker
  • Wax pencil for marking on glass
  • Experiment guide with charts to record test results

SPECIFICATIONS TAB

 

To make an aqueous (liquid) solution from solid foods, first use a mortar and pestle to grind them up. (Alternatively, use a knife to finely chop them, or break them into small pieces and grind them up using the back of a fork.) Then, in a small dish or cup, add ¼ teaspoon of ground food and 1 teaspoon of water; stir to make liquid solutions.

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WARNING: HAZARDOUS CHEMICAL - This kit contains hazardous chemicals. Not for children under the age of 15. For use under adult supervision. Read warning labels carefully.
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