The Chemistry of Life



  • This “Food Chemistry Testing” lab includes links for buying indicators and test solutions.
  • In this “Breakfast Cereal Lab” (pdf), students analyze the ingreadients in various breakfast cereals.
  • In “McMush” students analyze the food content of a McDonald’s “Happy Meal.” Susan from the NSTA Biology Listserve contributed these “McMush Lab Photos.”
  • Try Thomas Wanamaker’s “Enzyme Simulation” (word doc) lab.
  • Students determine whether yeast are carrying out fermentation in Kim Rebello’s “Fermentation Bottles” (word doc) lab.


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