Sugar Rush Kitchen Science Experiment
In this fun and easy science experiment, we are going to go to the kitchen and learn how sugar absorbs and rushes into our blood streams.
- Corn syrup
- Measuring spoons
- Red food coloring
- 2 Glasses
- Fill each of the glasses halfway full with corn syrup.
- Now, add two drops of red food coloring to each glass. This red mixture will represent blood for our demonstration.
- Next, put one teaspoon of flour on top of the liquid in one of the glasses and then add one teaspoon of sugar on top of the liquid in the other glass.
- Observe the different rates of absorption between the flour and the sugar.
How it Works:
Sugar consists of small molecules that break down quicker than the big starch molecules in flour, thus sugar is absorbed quicker than the flour. Whenever we consume sugar, these smaller molecules rapidly pass into our blood and is often referred to as a sugar rush. Whenever we consume starches the molecules take longer to pass through into our blood.
Make This A Science Project:
Try salt, coffee creamer, and powdered spices in place of the flour. Try other types of sugar like powdered sugar, brown sugar, and artificial sweetener.