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Kemtec Science: Dental Cavity Potential - STEMfinity
  • SKU: KEM-8-300

Kemtec Science: Dental Cavity Potential


Kemtec Science: Dental Cavity Potential

  • Target Grades: 6-12
  • Number of Students: 24 students working in six groups of four

This kit was designed by the Department of Biochemistry and Nutrition at Temple University School of Dentistry. Its purpose is to allow students to quantify the bacteria in their mouth and to measure the effectiveness of rinsing and the effect of sugar containing foods. These experiments should provide students with sufficient evidence to radically change their eating and brushing habits in order to prevent tooth decay. Allow four 45 minute lab periods.

Kit Contains:

  • Instructor Manual with Reproducible Student Data Sheet
  • Plastic Cups
  • Microcentrifuge Tubes, 5mL
  • Sodium Hydroxide
  • Glucose
  • Glucose Test Strips
  • Oxidizing Dye
  • Color Charts


Required, but not included:

  • 24 caramels