Vitamin C in Foods
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Elementary School - Grades 4-6
P=Project   E=Experiment
Test different drinks to find out their Vitamin C content. [P]
Test the Vitamin C content of some common fruit and vegetable juices to find the most economic fruits and vegetables juices and to decide which cooking methods cause the greatest Vitamin C loss. [E] [P]
Compare Vitamin C in various fruits and vegetables. [P]
The Effect of Cooking Methods on Vitamin C in Potatoes [P]
What is the effect of heat on vitamin C? [P]
Middle School - Grades 7-9
P=Project   E=Experiment
Do Oranges Lose or Gain Vitamin C After Being Picked? [E]
Determine whether the amount of vitamin C in oranges decreases after the fruit is picked. [E]
Vitamin C Content: Analysis of Food by Titration [E]
Which One Has More Vitamin C, Freshly Picked and Squeezed or Store Bought Orange Juice? [E]
The Effects of Vitamin C on Oxidation in Apples [E]
Does the Type of Container Affect the Amount of Vitamin C in Orange Juice? [E]
Find out if vitamin C in orange juice is affected by the oxygen in the air. [E]
Do Different Types and Brands of Orange Juice Contain the Same Amount of Vitamin C? [E]
Vitamin C Content: Analysis of Food (Fruit and Vegetable Juices) by Titration [E]
Determine what color bell pepper (red, yellow, green) contains the greatest amount of vitamin C concentrate. [E]
Determine which of the three cooking methods, boiling, steaming, or microwaving, preserves the most vitamin C in broccoli. [E]
Vitamin C in fruits and vegetables [E] [E] [E] [E] [P] [P]
The effect of light on the vitamin C content of juice [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E]
The effect of temperature on vitamin C in orange juice [E] [E] [E] [E] [E]
Test how the vitamin C content in citrus fruits changes when put in storage at room temperature (68 degrees). [E]
High School - Grades 10-12
P=Project   E=Experiment
Which Orange Juice Has the Most Vitamin C? [E]
Cooking methods that preserve a food’s naturally occurring nutrients with a focus on vitamin C. [P]
Which Orange Juice Has the Most Vitamin C? [E]
The Effect of Temperature on the Decay of Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) [E]
Do different types of orange juice contain the same amount of vitamin C?" [E]
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