Temperature Effects on Foods
Science Fair Projects
Ideas and Sample Projects by Grade Level

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Elementary School - Grades 4-6
P=Project   E=Experiment
Investigate the minimum amount and temperature of the water that is required to prepare pasta. [E]
Determine if a cold-water soaking process can improve the crispness of oven-fried potatoes. [E]
Find the ideal temperature that microwave popcorn should be stored at to achieve the best "popping" results. [P]
How temperature affects the amount of carbon dioxide in carbonated beverages? [P]
Which apple type changes in sugar content most after removal from cold storage? [P]
Cooking and Baking Science Fair Projects and Experiments
Middle School - Grades 7-9
P=Project   E=Experiment
Investigate the effect that fat and its temperature have on the taste and texture of pastry shells. [E]
Vitamin C: Mortal in Heat, Immortal in Cold [E]
Find at what exact temperature will a pineapple denaturize by exposing it to heat so that it will not affect the setting of Jell-O. [E]
How does the temperature of milk influence the time it takes for the milk to turn into yogurt? [E]
The effect of temperature and air exposure on the ascorbic acid content of orange juice [P]
Effect of Storage Temperature on the Deterioration of Hop Oil [P]
The Effect of Various Milk Pasteurization Temperatures on Bacteria Growth [P]
The Effect of Various Temperatures on the Type and Growth Rate of Bacteria in Meat [P]
The effect of temperature on the growth of yeast [P]
Test how the vitamin C content in citrus fruits changes when put in storage at room temperature (68 degrees). [E]
How does temperature affect how long it takes Chinese cabbage to ferment into kimchee reaching a pH of 3.5? [E]
The effects fat has on freezing milk [E]
Determine how temperature of milk affects the viscosity of yogurt. [E]
Cooking and Baking Science Fair Projects and Experiments
High School - Grades 10-12
P=Project   E=Experiment
Determine which method of defrosting meat is safest and which method of cooking kills the most bacteria. [E]
The Effects of Temperature and Type of Container on the Concentration of Dissolved Carbon Dioxide in Soda [E]
The effect of temperature on vitamin C in orange juice [E] [E] [E] [E]
The Effect of Temperature on the Decay of Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) [E]
Biochemical Analysis of Mechanisms of Cold Tolerance in Citrus [E]
Cooking and Baking Science Fair Projects and Experiments
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