C2 Carbohydrates as providers of energy for metabolism (student instructions) © Siemens Stiftung 2015 CC BY-SA 4.0 international

C2 Carbohydrates as providers of energy for metabolism (student instructions)

Experimentation instructions for Experimento | 10+:
Detailed instructions and questions for students on conducting the experiment "Carbohydrates as providers of energy for metabolism – Starch and sugar". This experiment comprises two subexperiments.
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The experiment comprises two subexperiments:
• Potatoes contain starch
• Hydrolysis of starch

For each subexperiment, the students are first provided with an overview of the materials to be used and safety information. This overview is followed by the detailed, step-by-step instructions for conducting the experiment. Afterwards, the students are asked to note their observations. Specific questions are used to guide the students as they analyze the results of the experiments. At the end, the students are asked probing questions related to the experiment (an answer sheet is available for teachers).

• Observe the safety information in the instructions as well as the applicable safety guidelines for your school and discuss it with your students.

Grade 5 to 6; Grade 7 to 9; Grade 10 to 13
Middle/high school
Blood sugar; Carbohydrate; Enzyme; Health; Metabolism; Nutrition
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Georg Frie, Prof. Dr. Claudia Nerdel for Siemens Stiftung
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