The health benefits of any particular breakfast cereal varies by brand and content. Usually the best way to learn what the nutritional breakdown of a box cereal is to look on its label. But have you ever actually seen some of the components your cereal? Chances are, you have not, but now there's a way that you can at least see how much iron your cereal contains.
A viral video, "Iron for Breakfast--Sick Science! #126," that appears on the Web site Steve Spangler Science, shows viewers a neat trick they can do to detect just how much iron their favorite cereal contains. Spangler is a science teacher who gained YouTube popularity in September of 2005 with his video for The Mentos Geyser Experiment.
In this new video, Spangler's demonstration involves getting half a cup of a cereal and placing it in a zip-top plastic storage bag to seal it closed. Then, you fill the bag three-fourths of the way with water. After allowing the mixture to set for an hour, you take a magnet, place it below theRead More »from Science Experiment Video Shows How Healthy Your Cereal Is, Goes Viral