Advanced Placement / Environmental Science

Energy Content of Food

In this lab, students will use a fast response temperature sensor to investigate and compare the energy content of four different food items: marshmallow, popcorn, peanut, and cashew.


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14_Energy_Content_of_Food_S.docx 254.29 KB
14_Energy_Content_of_Food_S.pdf 149.01 KB
ENVSCI_14_Energy_Content_of_Food.spklab 403.84 KB

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Temperature Sensor

Wireless Temperature Sensor

The Wireless Temperature Sensor is a general-purpose sensor found in many science labs. With a rugged, waterproof design, and long-lasting battery, students can spend more time collecting data and less time dealing with equipment.

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Source: Lab #14

Advanced Environmental & Earth Sciences

Energy Content of Food