Measuring the Vitamin C Content of Foods and Fruit Juices

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Are you getting enough vitamin C? Young scientists determine the amount of vitamin C in fruit juice samples. They accomplish this task by adding DCPIP solution to the samples until the blue color of the DCPIP persists. Once this happens, they calibrate the data with a sample of vitamin C solution.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have each group test a different hypothesis and present their findings to the rest of the class
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners should have experience creating and testing hypotheses
  • Experiment requires different fruit juice samples
Pros

  • Provides a list of possible investigations
  • Includes a student worksheet
Cons

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