Year 10 Healthy Food Experiment

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Year 10 recently completely a fascinating science experiment which certainly made the students think about the types of food that we eat. Our aim was to see which types of crisps contain the most fat.

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To help find this out we set up an experiment that involved a burnt crisp heating up a test tube of water. We carefully used a bunsen burner to singe a crisp so that it could give off some heat. This heat source was them used to warm up the water. Year 10 carefully took controlled temperature readings of the water.

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Our results showed that the crisps that gave off the most heat energy were full fat crisps. This is because they contain fats that are able to burn for longer. We were able to conclude that low fat crisps must be healthier for us and they don’t contain so much excess energy.

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