Teacher of Family and Consumer Sciences and Health to Middle- and High-School Students

Eating Iron!

Yesterday I had a student rambling random facts. One is that if you collected all of the iron in a human body, you could make a nail.  It’s true! And I happened to have some Raisin Bran handy to prove it.

Just follow the instructions posted here. The instructions call for Total brand cereal and a very strong magnet but I was able to do it with Raisin Bran and a binder clip. It was an interesting activity while my students waited for their eggs to cook.  This could be part of a nutrition activity about fortification or minerals.

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