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Food Nutrient Analysis Kit

Item # 202500 Exclusive This product is exclusive to Carolina Biological Supply. With Digital This kit includes 1-year access to digital resources including videos, digital teacher’s manuals, printable student guides, interactive lessons, editable assessment questions, and more.

Product Highlights

  • Identify large hydrocarbons from food nutrient tests and design an experiment to identify nutrient hydrocarbons in unknown samples.
  • High school laboratory investigation with enough materials for 30 students working in pairs.
  • Carolina Kits 3D®—Labs that use phenomena to support NGSS and 3-dimensional instruction.



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Students perform qualitative tests for sugar, starch, lipid, protein, and vitamin C on standards and control samples. They then use these tests as evidence to support their identification of 2 unknown substances. Instructional material describes the function of these nutrients in the body, their importance, and how the qualitative tests work.

Time Requirement
Teacher prep, 1 class period. Pre-lab, investigations, and assessment, approximately 4 class periods.

Digital Resources
Includes 1-year access to digital resources that support 3-dimensional instruction for NGSS. Digital resources may include a teacher manual and student guide, pre-lab activities and setup videos, phenomenon videos, simulations, and post-lab analysis and assessments.

Performance Expectations

Crosscutting Concepts

Disciplinary Core Ideas
LS1.C: Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms

Science and Engineering Practices
Engaging in Argument from Evidence

Learning Objectives

  • Use evidence collected in the lab to argue the identity of 2 unknown solutions.
  • Use evidence collected in the lab to make a claim as to the effect of saliva on starch molecules in a cracker.
  • Use evidence collected in the lab to make claims regarding the efficacy of a set of indicator solutions used for determining the nutrient content of foods.

Prerequisite Knowledge and Skills
Students should know the role of an indicator molecule to determine a positive or negative lab result. They should have introductory knowledge of biological macromolecules (i.e., carbohydrates, lipids, proteins). They should also have basic knowledge of elements, compounds, chemical formulas, and chemical reactions.

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Product Families Featuring This Item:

Components Qty Included?
Benedict's Solution, 60 mL 2 Included
Potato Starch, 0.6 g 1 Included
Sugar (glucose), 1.2 g 1 Included
Iodine Potassium Iodide Solution, 30 mL 1 Included
Biuret Reagent, 30 mL 2 Included
Vegetable Oil, 30 mL 1 Included
Sudan IV Fat Stain, 30 mL 1 Included
2,6-dichloroindophenol, 0.1% 1 Included
Ascorbic Acid, 0.25 g 1 Included
Albumin Powder, 0.25 g 1 Included
Dropper Bottle 1 Included
Plastic Measuring Cups 4 Included
Test Tubes 30 Included
Permanent Marker 1 Included
Unknown #1 (starch), 30 mL 3 Included
Unknown #2 (albumin), 30 mL 3 Included
Carolina Science Online® Resources (1-year subscription) 1 Included
Teacher's Manual and Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Stirring Rods 30 Needed, Not included
Hot Water Bath (for 30 test tubes) 1 Needed, Not included
Test Tube Tongs 1 Needed, Not Included
Timers 15 Needed, Not included
Pipets Needed, Not included
Distilled Water Needed, Not included
Colored Pencils 1 Needed, Not Included
White Paper (optional) 15 Optional, Not included
Oyster Crackers Needed, Not Included
Document Camera or Overhead Projector Needed, Not Included