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Lab-Aids: Food Analysis Kit - STEMfinity
  • SKU: LAB-6

Lab-Aids: Food Analysis Kit

$80.99

Lab-Aids: Food Analysis Kit


Using simple and safe chemical tests, students can very quickly and easily identify the major nutrients in common foods. Students use step-by-step instructions to test common foods for the presence of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids. They also perform qualitative (detect a presence) and quantitative (how much) tests of Vitamin C by using a very simple drop-by-drop titration process. Over 100 tests for unknowns can be performed on each food group. This kit does not use corrosive agents or toxic substances.
 
NOTE: Because of limited shelf-life of certain components, the Food Analysis Kit should be used within three weeks of receipt.
 
Scientific Concepts:
  • Identify major nutrients in common foods
  • Test common foods for presence of nutrients
  • Quantitatively determine Vitamin C in foods

Content List:
  • 1 Teacher's Guide with MSDS
  • 10 Student Worksheets and Guides
  • 2 Plastic droppers
  • 20 Slides
  • 10 Test tubes
  • 1 Drop control bottle of Fat Testing solution
  • 1 Drop control bottle of Protein Testing solution Type A
  • 1 Drop control bottle of Protein testing solution Type B
  • 1 Drop control bottle of Starch Testing solution
  • 1 Drop control bottle of Sugar Testing solution
  • 1 Drop control bottle of Vitamin C Standardizing solution
  • 1 Drop control bottle of Vitamin C Testing solution

Classroom Planning:
  • To complete this kit requires approximately one 50-minute class period.
  • Number of students: 10-40