Middle (Advanced)

Seeking the Sugar Solution (Advanced)

Nutrition and Chemistry

Students conduct an experiment to determine how much sugar is in a simulated beverage using a chemical reagent (Benedict’s reagent), which produces a visible red precipitate when it reacts with sugar. Students determine the amount of sugar in the beverage by comparing the color change to that of standards containing a known concentration of glucose. They also see a visual representation of just how much sugar is in a standard serving of common drinks, reflect on their own sugar consumption, and learn nutrition and health facts that support making healthy decisions about the beverages they consume.


This module is appropriate for students in Grades 6 and up.


The minimum time required to complete this module is 75 minutes.


For more information, please refer to the Next Generation Science Standards for Seeking the Sugar Solution (Advanced).