How to Test for Starch: Lesson for Kids


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Which of the following is TRUE about starch?

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1. Tommy enjoys eating crackers and wonders if the crackers contain starch. What is the BEST way for Tommy to discover if crackers contain starch?

2. Lulu eats rice for dinner every night. She decides to perform testing to determine if the rice she enjoys has starch. When Lulu puts the iodine on the rice, which reaction should she see?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions will check how much you know about the different foods that contain starch. They will also test you on how starches react to iodine test.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Questions focus on:

  • Definition of starch
  • The most accurate way to determine if a food contains starch
  • What high sensitivity means in a starch iodine test
  • A food that does not have starch
  • What iodine does to foods that contain starch

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - use your knowledge to answer a question about the traits of starch
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you gain the most important information from the lesson on testing for starch
  • Knowledge application - use what you have learned to answer a question about figuring out if crackers contain starch

Additional Learning

Learn more about starch by completing the lesson How to Test for Starch: Lesson for Kids. You can learn about:

  • What starch looks like
  • What iodine is and its uses
  • Iodine test materials
  • Iodine test steps