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Potato Chip Science: How Greasy Are Your Potato Chips?
Potato chip science is big business! The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) does some very important tests so that the food you eat—including potato chips—is accurately labeled. We may not have access to the FDA’s expensive machines, but we can still do some pretty cool tests without them.
For this science fair project, let’s assume you’re a scientist working for the FDA and that you need to double-check the fat content (or “greasiness”) of several brands of potato chips. If you don’t have any specialized machines, then how do you find out how much grease your chips have?
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