Even though the same atoms combine to make mirror molecules, the left-handed and right-handed versions can have very different properties, such as smell. With a few items from around your house, you will be able to smell the difference between some stereoisomers like lemon and orange, or mint and caraway.
National Museum of American History.
Requires a microwave oven, a microwave-safe casserole dish, a bag of marshmallows, and a ruler.
How to make a simple calorimeter for measuring the energy content of food.
UCSF, for grade 4 students.
Students practice safe laboratory methods while learning how to interpret results of chemical tests. They determine the foods to test and interpret and record their results. Based on the amount of glucose or starch present in the food, both tests will provide varying results. This gives students the chance to make decisions about results and helps them understand that scientists must repeat tests to confirm results. ---Countertop Chemistry.
Chemistry Activities that use chemicals you can find at the grocery or the hardware store.
NC State University.
Science should be fun….and science should be edible! Food batteries, cabbage juice pH indicator, generating light by chewing, and more!
Beer, coffee, antioxidants, food preservation, etc.
A to Z Home's Cool Homeschooling Web Site.
From E-How.com. Information on making ice cream making in a zip lock bag.
Science is awesome. Food is awesome. Blending the two together rocks faces off. Teachers and parents looking for some projects to introduce their students to the basic principles of chemistry, physics, biology and more can easily turn to the kitchen for inspiration.
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