Nutrients are paramount to the success of athletes and this program will highlight the depth of science that goes into numerous science nutrition products that are on the market today. After an exploration of analytical chemistry techniques, students will analyse product to verify nutrient content and then apply this information to make recommendation to athletes.
Students will use their problem solving skills and micro pipetting and spectroscopy techniques to prepare standards, determine a standard curve and all apply their results to reveal nutrient content of samples.
- Key themes: Spectrophotometry, standard curves, sports nutrition and biomolecules
- Suitable for: VCE Chemistry (Units 3,4)
- Program Duration: 2hrs
- Maximum class size: 24