Measure the Energy Content of Foods
The complete experiment can be found in the Chemistry With Vernier book, experiment 16.
All human activity requires “burning” food for energy. In this experiment, you will determine the energy released (in kJ/g) as various foods, such as cashews, marshmallows, peanuts, and popcorn, burn. You will look for patterns in the amounts of energy released during burning of the different foods.
In this experiment, you will
- Determine the energy released from various foods as they burn.
- Look for patterns in the amounts of energy released during burning of different foods.
Sensors and Equipment
You may also need an interface and software for data collection.