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Friday, October 18, 2013

A Global Science Experiment - Testing Foods for Vitamin C

The Royal Society of Chemistry has launched a new global project for students. The project, simply called The Global Experiment, asks students to measure the level of vitamin C in fruits and vegetables. The Global Experiment includes a series of small activities for students to complete. The activities are comparing vitamin C content of foods based on where they were grown, the effects of aging on vitamin C levels, and the effects of cooking on vitamin C levels. After completing the activities students can share their results with the The Global Experiment to see the results from other students' experiments around the world.

Applications for Education
The Global Experiment includes detailed directions for teachers and students to use in carrying out each of the activities. Participating in The Global Experiment could be a good way for students to see if location effects the vitamin C content found in various fruits and vegetables around the world.

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