Energy In Food


What will we use for this experiment?

1.  First, we need some food with lots of energy in it.  From what we have learned, which one of these foods would you guess has the most energy?

  • potatoes
  • pasta
  • peanuts
  • peas
  • pork
  • pineapple

What did you guess?  

2.  Secondly, we will need some water.  Why? Remember what the definition of a calorie is?  

"A calorie is the amount of energy necessary to the temperature of one of water one ."

If you are stuck, go back to the previous page.

That's why we will need a certain number of grams of water for this experiment.