Energy in Nuts
This experiment will allow students to visualize what a food calorie is and how it is quantified. Students will burn different types of nuts and record the temperature change until the nut completely burns. Students will then fill in tables and create graphs of the reaction rates.
1. Demonstrate how to graph rates of reactions
2. Explain how to quantify a calorie
Lesson Materials (view or download)
calorimetry, peanut, decomposition reaction
Last updated: 3/4/2015