Thursday, February 3, 2011

Science Try This

Apologia's Anatomy & Physiology is chock full of really fun and simple experiments. You'll find them throughout the whole book labeled as a "Try This". Mackenzie just finished up the Nutrition and Health chapter which was especially fun since she was able to play with her food. Check out the results of this Try This focusing on fats...

She had to take different foods of the same approximate size and place them on a 2" piece of brown paper bag. Next she rubbed each item on the paper for 20 seconds each, then left it to sit for 2 hours. She chose to use a slim jim, saltine cracker, mayo, and ham. I think it's pretty obvious which had the most fat content, right?

I can tell you that after this she isn't slathering the mayo on quite so thick.