Friday, November 7, 2008

Does Controlled Atmosphere Storage Affect the Malic Acid and Starch Levels in Apples?

Science Fair Project Information
Subject: Food Science
Grade level: Middle School - Grades 7-9
Academic Level: Ordinary
Project Type: Experimental
Cost: Low
Award for Scientific Thought, Mid-Columbia Science Fair (2003)
Discovery Young Science award
Savings bond from Washington State Apple Commission
Affiliation: Selah Intermediate School
Description: The manipulated variables, in this experiment, were the temperature the apples were stored at and the amount of time they were stored. The responding variable was the amount of malic acid and starch in apples. To measure malic acid a titrater was used and for starch iodine solution.

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