Food Storage & Packaging
Science Fair Projects
Ideas and Sample Projects by Grade Level

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Primary School - Grades K-3
P=Project   E=Experiment
Elementary School - Grades 4-6
P=Project   E=Experiment
Where do apples store the best? [P]
Study the ripening process of peaches in different container materials to determine which environment caused the sugar production rate to rise the most. [E]
How Does Packaging Affect the Ripening of Fruit? [E]
Determine which type of container will keep a banana freshest the longest. [E]
Find the ideal temperature that microwave popcorn should be stored at to achieve the best "popping" results. [P]
Find out if letting cookie dough sit in the refrigerator for 48 hours before baking it makes cookies taste better. [E]
Keep Your Candy Cool With the Power of Evaporation [E]
Food Safety Science Fair Projects and Experiments
Middle School - Grades 7-9
P=Project   E=Experiment
Does the Type of Container Affect the Amount of Vitamin C in Orange Juice? [E]
Does controlled atmosphere storage affect the malic acid and starch levels in apples? [E] [P]
Determine the safest type of packaging out of the three: Ziploc bag, plastic container and aluminum foil. [E]
Effect of Storage Temperature on the Deterioration of Hop Oil [P]
Which apple type changes in sugar content most after removal from cold storage? [P]
The ability of differing containers to maintain the freshness of produce, possibly due to the container's ability to diffuse ethylene gas. [E]
Examines the levels of harmful bacteria that grow in baby food after it has been opened and used in both refrigerated and room temperature environments. [E]
Bacterial Activity in Fresh and Frozen Human Milk as Compared to Cow's Milk and Baby Formula [E]
How Do Fat Content, Exposure to Air, and Movement Affect the Shelf Life of Milk? [E]
Determine susceptibility of store brand and homemade yogurt to development of yeast contaminants. [E]
Determine which method of defrosting meat is safest and which method of cooking kills the most bacteria. [E]
The Effect of Various Temperatures on the Type and Growth Rate of Bacteria in Meat [P]
A third-world refrigeration method [E]
Food Safety Science Fair Projects and Experiments
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Food Science Projects
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Yeast, Mold in Food
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Fruits & Vegetables
Salt & Sugar
Food Chemistry
Food Biochemistry
Genetically Modified Foods
Temperature & Food
Salt & Sugar

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