Eating Iron For Breakfast Human Body Science Experiment
In this fun and easy human body science experiment for kids, we’re going to see if we are eating iron for breakfast.
- Measuring cups
- Neodymium magnet
- Quart sized ziplock bag
- Iron fortified cereal
- Warm water
- Put one cup of cereal in the baggie and crush it up.
- Fill the baggie halfway full with warm water. Be sur to leave an air pocket in the baggie.
- Shake the baggie for a minute and then allow it to sit undisturbed for thirty minutes.
- Now hold the baggie in the air. Touch the magnet against the bag and move it around in slow circles.
- Gently flip the bag while keeping the magnet against the baggie. Move the baggie to get the magnet in the air pocket.
- Observe the iron that has attracted to the magnet.
How it Works:
The neodymium magnet is very strong and is able to pull enough iron from the liquefied cereal that you can actually see it with your own eyes. Iron is a mineral that is very important for human development and growth. Humans get the iron we need by consuming iron rich foods like meat, eggs, and leafy green vegetables.
Make This A Science Project:
Try different cereals. Try pureeing lettuce and kale. Try pureeing iron vitamins or supplements.