Food Analysis—Testing Some Common Foods laboratory kit for biochemistry allows you to relate terms like “fats,” “vitamins” and “proteins” to foods you eat every day.
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Proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins—your students have surely heard these words and may have an understanding of what they are, but this Flinn-developed lab activity will allow students to relate these terms to the foods they eat every day. Using the materials supplied in this five-part kit, students test food samples for starches, sugars, lipids (fats), proteins and Vitamin C. Students gain an understanding of the chemical make-up of substances in foods commonly found in the home. Includes all test solutions, samples for conducting control tests, test tubes, droppers, detailed instructions, supplementary background material and suggestions for further study. Try this food analysis kit—it is a great addition to your biochemistry curriculum!
Complete for 100 tests and 12 groups of students.
Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
Science & Engineering Practices
Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Using mathematics and computational thinking
Obtaining, evaluation, and communicating information
Asking questions and defining problems
Disciplinary Core Ideas
MS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
HS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
Energy and matter
Systems and system models
MS-PS1-1. Develop models to describe the atomic composition of simple molecules and extended structures.