In this inquiry-based learning case, students enter the role of laboratory interns learning how to conduct chemical testing on foods to determine macronutrient composition.
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Students enter the world of laboratory testing as they are tasked with determining the macronutrient composition of unknown solutions. In addition, they will learn the importance of diagnosing health issues using similar chemical testing of urine and other samples, and the importance of nutrition on health.
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Ordering information: Materials required but not included: food samples, hot plate, tongs, additional test tube racks, timer, mortar and pestle, pen or wax pencil, goggles, apron, gloves, distilled water.