Sugar Metabolism Kit

Sugar Metabolism Kit
  • Buy 5 for $56.95 each and save 6%
  • Buy 15 for $53.95 each and save 11%

Availability: In stock

The Sugar Metabolism Kit provides a hands-on introduction to biochemistry and the nutritional impact of sugars. You’ll get to recreate the chemical processes that the human body uses to metabolize sugar, and explore the link between sugars and serious health problems such as diabetes.

Ideal for grades 6+



Sugars are a key source of energy for your body, but did you know that there are many different kinds of “sugars”?  The Sugar Metabolism Kit lets you explore the many types of sugars and how your body metabolizes them, or converts them into energy.  You’ll get to try your hand at biochemistry, by recreating some of the chemical reactions that your body uses to digest sugars, and shed light on the link between sugars and diabetes.

 Our scientists did an exhaustive search to find the right combination of supplies so you can recreate biochemical processes with measurable results without the need for complex equipment.  The supplies in this kit can be used to do a number of different experiments that explore questions such as how much sugar is in your food, what types of sugar are in the foods you eat, and how does your body process different types of sugars?   

Each Kit Contains:

1   Graduated cylinder, 100 mL
1 Glucose powder (30 g)
1 Urinalysis glucose test strip pack (100 count)
4 Graduated transfer pipettes, 3 mL
2 Invertase powder (1 g), makes 25 mL

Instructions for this kit are available online, see Additional Information for links to the instructions and more.

You will also need from home:

Depending on the project you choose to explore, you will need some additional supplies. Please consult the instructions for each project for a complete list of additional materials.

Additional Information


Instructions Instructions are available online: Sugar Metabolism Kit Instructions
Area of Science Chemistry
Grade Level Grades 6-8, Grades 9+
NGSS Alignment No