Counting Calories – Body in Question

Our bodies ‘burn’ calories, but ASMS students are discovering that we can also burn calories (literally) by setting food on fire! 

In Body in Question, students are exploring the health choice ‘Nutrition’ are using food calorimetry to determine the number of calories per gram of food.

In this activity, students are burning a piece of food and using the released energy to heat water. The temperature change of the water is then used to determine the amount of energy in the food.

My time in the lab was a collaborative effort to determine calorie levels in food resulting in an enjoyable and successful practical