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    Mount Holyoke College
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    In this activity, learners discover how a cabbage juice indicator helps identify acids and bases, and how iodine indicates the presence of starch. Learners test cream of tartar, baking soda, lemon...

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 4 - 8 10 to 30 minutes
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    University of Nebraska State Museum
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    In this activity (on pages 10-15), learners investigate starch in human diets and how plants make starch (carbohydrates) to use as their food source. Testing with a dropper of iodine in Part One,...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this biology activity (page 8 of the PDF), learners will explore how saliva assists in the beginning of the digestive process. By comparing chewed and unchewed crackers, they will see first hand...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    Learners are given mysterious white powders and have to determine their identity with chemical tests. This resource includes background information about how to identify detergent, citric acid,...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    American Chemical Society
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    In this activity on page 7 of the PDF, learners use iodine to identify foods that contain starch. Compare the starch content of a ripe banana, an overripe banana, milk, and flour mixed with water....

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this chemistry activity (page 5 of the PDF), learners will see that chewing is more than just the crushing up of food; there is actually a chemical change going on at the same time. This...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 5 to 10 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this activity, learners investigate vitamin C. Using a simple starch and iodine demonstration, learners discover that vitamin C is an antioxidant, and protects us by reacting with toxic...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    Learners use Benedict’s solution and heat to test for the presence of simple sugars in glucose, sucrose, starch, and starch combined with amylase. They find simple sugars only in the glucose and in...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners use a chemical reaction to visualize where moisture forms on the body. Learners use the Minor's iodine-starch test, a diagnostic test that doctors use to detect...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    My Science Box
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    In this activity, learners conduct tests for proteins, glucose, and starch. At the beginning of the activity, learners choose three items to test: one known to be “never alive," one known to...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours

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