FOOD SCIENCE -Division B
Using their understanding of the chemistry and physical properties of baking ingredients, teams will answer questions at a series of stations.
Added 01/15/12 The Event Captain for Food Science B has sent a suggestion:
The amount of liquid the students put into their viscometers should be the same amount that they used to calibrate them. As suggested on the national web site, 25 mls is a reasonable amount to use. The viscometer test questions/lab will ask the students to use either 25 mls OR the amount they used to create their standard curve graph.
Each team may want to draw a line in its viscometer cup to the level of 25 ml so that liquids can be poured and measured directly into the cup without loosing liquid in a measuring device.
Added 01/13/12 Information from the Coaches & Event Captain Meetiing Jan. 11, 2012
Hersey Syrup will be taken out of the event. Do NOT plot Hersey Syrup.
There will be four different stations. Each station will accommodate multiple teams.
10 minutes per station.
Clarifications state: students may bring timers for viscosity.
No metric conversions.
Be able to calculate density.
In the Rules #5 know everything except f. & g.
Added 01/03/12 Question: Should the students bring timers for this event?
Answer: Yes. The national rules clarification now says that the students should bring a timer.
12/16/2011 - 12:35 Do event supervisors provide timepieces for use with the viscosity testing devices ("lab equipment"), or is the expectation that the timepiece is part of the viscosity tester and teams bring their own?
Teams should provide their own timing devices, although event supervisors should have a back up timing device available for a team that has forgotten theirs.
Times should not be cell phone or iPhones because those are not allowed to be taken into written events.
Added 10/31/11: Food Science Study Suggestions from the Event Captain