What makes food decay faster?
Heat does/does not make food decay faster.
Light does/does not make food decay faster.
Water does/does not make food decay faster.
Packet of dried beans
Four ziplock bags
- Place ten beans in a ziplock bag as the control. Soak the rest of the beans in water overnight.
- Place 10 soaked beans into the rest of the bags, squeeze out the air, and seal them.
- Put one bag in a warm light place, one in a warm dark place, and one bag in the refrigerator for a week.
- Place the control in each condition for two days during the experiment. Observe what happens to the beans.
Analysis and Conclusion:
How did the beans change during the week? Which condition made the beans decay faster? What is the best way to keep food fresh?
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