The next time you're eating a big bowl of breakfast cereal, take a closer look at the ingredients. You'll find that your cereal contains more than just wheat and corn. Look closely and you might find iron... you know, the metal... the stuff used to make nails. Using the power of magnetism, test the cereal dry, float it on water, then make cereal soup to see the tiny bits of floating iron that are designed to make us more healthy. Impress your family at the breakfast table. It's the scientific way to start your day! Ages 6 and up.
- Eight Boxes of Iron fortified breakfast cereal
- Eight Ceramic Magnets
- One 8 quart zipper lock bag
- Four Iron filing cases
- One Teacher activity guide
- One Student activity guide (black line master)
How does it work?
Nutritional iron is added to most cereals as a food supplement. The amazing thing is that you can actually extract the iron! Dissolve the cereal in water and pull the iron toward you with a powerful magnet, to see what you're eating for breakfast!
What does it teach?
Discover how important iron is in our diets, and that you can actually "see" it in your food! A diet deficient in iron can result in fatigue, reduced resistance to diseases, and increased heart and respiratory rates. Food scientists say that a healthy adult requires about 18 mg of iron each day. So, as you can see, iron is a very important part of what you and your friends and family need to stay healthy. Eat up! Cereal for dinner!
Iron for Breakfast Science Fair Kit
January 17th, 2013
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