Science Project Summary:

Do peanuts contain enough energy for heating water? How do you measure this energy?

Beginner 1
Difficulty: Beginner 1
Required Skills: None
Safety concerns: None
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Just about everything has potential energy stored in it. The problem is releasing that energy to be able to do some work.A tiny peanut contains stored chemical energy. When we eat them, the stored energy is converted by our bodies so we can do work. We can also use the energy in a peanut to heat a container of water.