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  • Elementary School - Grades 4-6
    P=Project   E=Experiment
    Is That Really Bacteria Living in My Yogurt? [E]
    Make a centrifuge from a salad spinner and use your centrifuge to investigate what butter is made of. [E]
    Which cheese will be the first to begin rotting and which will be the first to be fully rotten? [P]
    Determine the right conditions for making butter. [E]
    Investigate the optimal starter cultures for making yogurt from whole milk. [E]
    The Effect of Various Milk Pasteurization Temperatures on Bacteria Growth [P]
    How does the type of cheese affect mold growth? [P] [P]
    Which brand of vanilla ice cream melts slowest? [P]
    Middle School - Grades 7-9
    P=Project   E=Experiment
    Investigate how "raviolis" made from yogurt change over time. [E]
    Use different recipes to make processed cheese, and to determine which recipe results in the best-melting and best-looking cheese. [E]
    Determine susceptibility of store brand and homemade yogurt to development of yeast contaminants. [E]
    Investigating the Anti-Bacterial Properties of Turmeric on the Shelf Life of Milk [E]
    The Science of Making Cheese [E]
    How Do Fat Content, Exposure to Air, and Movement Affect the Shelf Life of Milk? [E]
    Does the Fat Content in Dairy Affect Its Taste? [E]
    How does the temperature of milk influence the time it takes for the milk to turn into yogurt? [E]
    Which combination of powdered milks and liquid milks would make the best yogurt? [E]
    Which cheese is the most delicious? [P]
    Does fat content effect the evaporation rate of liquid milk? [E]
    Find out if a silver dollar can keep un-refrigerated milk fresh longer by killing the bacteria which sours milk. [E]
    The Cheese Industry [P]
    Bacterial Activity in Fresh and Frozen Human Milk as Compared to Cow's Milk and Baby Formula [E]
    What Factors Can Inhibit the Fermentation of Milk? [E]
    Which milk is the best for your baby? Determine the contents of Sialic Acid present in human milk and infant milk formulas. [E]
    The effects fat has on freezing milk [E]
    High School - Grades 10-12
    P=Project   E=Experiment
    Determine total protein concentration, casein concentration, and whey protein concentration of cow milk samples retrieved from cows during different stages of lactation. [E]
    Why does organic milk last so much longer than regular milk? [E]
    The effects of protein level in the diets of dairy goats on the pH, EC or TDS of the milk. [E]
    Find out which milk - whole, reduced fat, or fat free - had the highest protein level and determine if the process of skimming does indeed collect all of the proteins in the milk. [E]
    Comparing lactose percentage between whole milk and powdered milk [E]
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