This kit demonstrates how chemical energy stored in food can be transformed to heat energy. Students learn how calorimetry is used to determine the energy content of food. They measure, calculate and compare the caloric content of several food samples and convert between calories, kilocalories, food Calories, and joules.
Funded under NSF Decision Making Under Uncertainty Program. Award No. 0951576
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