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Staying Young with Vitamin E

Investigate how Vitamin E is used to prevent cell aging. Young scientists coat the surface of apples and bananas with oil, Vitamin E, and water. They place each in a petri dish and cover them to observe oxidation over time. They answer 8 discussion questions about their results and how Vitamin E may inhibit aging by protecting phospholipid and glycolipid molecules in the cell membranes.

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9th - 12th
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Inquiry-Based Learning
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