Well. We can conclude already that the preservatives found in Country White bread are certainly extending its shelf life. Absolutely zero bread molding yet for anyone. Or even showing signs of decay. Lame.
It bears noting that the ingredients in store bought bread are meant to last until…
Take a look: UNBLEACHED ENRICHED WHEAT FLOUR [FLOUR, MALTED BARLEY FLOUR, REDUCED IRON, NIACIN, THIAMIN MONONITRATE (VITAMIN B1), RIBOFLAVIN (VITAMIN B2), FOLIC ACID], WATER, SUGAR, SOYBEAN OIL, YEAST, SALT, PRESERVATIVES (CALCIUM PROPIONATE, SORBIC ACID), MONOGLYCERIDES, CELLULOSE GUM, CALCIUM SULFATE, GRAIN VINEGAR, DATEM, SOY LECITHIN, WHEAT GLUTEN, SOY, WHEY (MILK)
If only we all had some, eh?
So, we didn’t look at mold. And we didn’t talk much about it either. Except to say that we’re going to hang in there with our science kits until we see some. Every time we observe, we’re collecting data. Which means that even our non-mold observation is still valuable.
What we did do, though, was discuss the scientific method…again. Only this time we had a chance to experience each step as we walked through our science project/experiment in class.
Our QUESTION or what we want to know is: which snack food is the greasiest?
And what we have are four choices–peanuts, Fritos, potato chips and an Annie’s oatmeal cookie
Since we’ve got our question, each person now needs to come up with his own HYPOTHESIS pertaining to these four snack food choices and which he thinks has the most grease.
With our hypotheses written, we can proceed with the steps in our experiment.
We start by weighing the cookie because it’s already in a proportioned serving.
Then we put enough Fritos on the scale to match the weight of the cookie.
And we do the same for the potato chips.
And the peanuts.
Since we’ve got three groups going, we’ve got a lot of weighing.
And we’ve got eight pairs of eyes overseeing quality control.
To eliminate another variable, we’ve not put our snack food on our typing paper yet.
Not until we have all four snack foods…
And we’ve labeled all of our circles where our snack food will go.
Now we can crumble our chips and cookie, so that they all make similar-size piles…
And we put them into our labeled circles on the same sheet of paper.
And we wait.
But really what we’re doing is taking the time to list all of the materials we’ve used…
Until 12 minutes have passed.
If we need the board to help us finish up our writing, it’s all there.
Cute little piles.
Can you see it?
Can you tell the greasiest?
Now we can write what we found out or the CONCLUSION to our experiment:
From the snack foods we tested, Fritos have the most grease.
Silas, Benjamin and Wyatt.
Cody, Hagen and Jocelynn.
Riley and Aaron.