Thursday, April 5, 2012

We learned about the spectrophotometer and the procedure to find the amount of iron in certain vegetables. We got a pamphlet that had the procedure, Kramer told us we had to graph about our results and make an excel worksheet. 

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Titrating the 50 mL of the kale substance we found that it took around 8 mL of Iodine to get a color change. While titrating Gunnar also worked on filtering the rest of the kale substance.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Process of Titrating Red Kidney Beans

The first step of titrating beans is to get 50g of precooked red kidney beans from a can and 200ml of distilled water and blended it until liquified. After that is done we put 200ml of the red kidney bean solution into a water vacuum to filtrate the solution. The rest that was clumps of beans in the filter was thrown away.

Process Of Titrating Kale

The first thing we did to titrate kale was we got 50g of kale and 200ml of distilled water and blended it. After we blended it we put 200ml of the kale solution into a water vacuum to filter the kale. Add small amounts into the vacuum filter and if needed replace the filter paper when you notice there is no suction.

 The kale being water vacuumed.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Today we titrated go get used to and familiar with the procedure. When it comes to doing the real thing we know exactly what to do and how to do it with no problems.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Common Foods in Burundi

Common foods in Burundi are mostly produced locally and sold at markets in urban centers. These common foods include sweet potatoes, bananas, sorghum, cassava, maize, and beans. Red kidney beans and rice are the most popular food in Burundi. Fish is plentiful and is most available then beef. Fresh fish is sold in markets and is obtained from Lake Tanganyika. Alcoholic drinks are common in Burundi. Urwarwa (Banana Wine) is a home made alcoholic beverage. Primus Beer is the main beer that is made in Burundi.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Friday we experimented with a procedure on how to test vitamin c. Although we messed up it was fine because this was the day to make mistakes and get familiar with the procedure so we can get used to it and know what exactly what we are doing for when the day comes to get going with that procedure.