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177 resources with the concept digestion

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The Last Supper: Identifying Macromolecules

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Why do medical examiners always state the contents of a person's stomach? Scholars learn about the importance of macromolecules through a case study of stomach contents. They perform multiple tests to determine a conclusion before they...
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How The Toilet Changed History

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
In 2017, one in every three people still don't have access to a toilet. As part of a playlist on biology, an interesting video explains this global health topic. It describes society before toilets, disease research throughout history,...
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Frog Dissection Guide

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Sharpen up those scalpels, it's time to dissect some frogs! This step-by-step guide walks young biologists through this surgical process, helping them to identify major organs and unique anatomical characteristics of these amphibious...
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How the Body Works—Tongue

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Nurb is selling tongues. He pitches his product by showing all of the amazing tasks it can perform. Cute cartoon characters, colorful animation, and preteen-appealing humor make this clip a "terrific tool for tasteful teaching." (How's...
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How the Body Works—Teeth

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
In the setting of a variety show, Nurb sings onstage about human teeth. He goes through the progression of how they grow, when they are lost, and when wisdom teeth come in. He chirps about the different types of teeth and what roles they...
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Human Body Series - Digestive System

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
With articles entitled, "What's Puke?" and "What is a Fart?" this digestive system lesson is sure to be a gas! Elementary anatomists do a belly dance to illustrate how food moves through the digestive system and then design a board game...
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Enzymes Help Us Digest Food ~ Introduction to Sugars and Enzymes

For Students 9th - 12th
After an explanatory introduction to sugars and enzyme activity, biochemists discover whether lactase is needed to digest lactose, sucrose, and milk as a whole. High school science lab skills are required for these investigations.
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How Cells Harvest Energy

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Survey the metabolism process from respiration through the production of the ATP molecule with this seven page AP biology worksheet. Pupils write short answers on the lines provided and label a diagram of the cellular respiration process. 
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What Makes Flatulence

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Have you ever wanted to use a whoopie cushion during a middle school class? If so, then this is the lesson for you! Pupils conduct an experiment to observe the build-up of gases as food breaks down. While recognizing the role of giggling...
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Milk—How Sweet Is It?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Have you ever wondered why some people are lactose intolerant? Participants test simulated patients in a hands-on lab activity to find out! They learn about lactose intolerance by performing an experiment, analyzing data, and drawing...
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Fact or Fiction: Uncooked Rice Is Bad for Birds

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Rice is made of starches that absorb moisture, but is it enough to be harmful to birds? In true myth-buster form, a video lesson explains the science that disproves the thought that rice is bad for birds. The episode compares the...
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The Fate of Fat

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Humans need fat for energy and nutrition, but how much is too much? A short animation shows the pathway of fat as it enters the body, breaks down through digestion, and travels for use or storage. Teaching tips offer multiple ways to...
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Lactose Digestion in Infants

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Milk meets every single nutritional need for a baby in the first six months of life. Observe how an infant's small intestine breaks milk lactose down into a usable form of nutrition. With the help of an animation, viewers see the process...
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Fat Digestion and Bile

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Understand the role of bile in fat digestion with the help of a simple animation. The short interactive explains why fats are difficult to break down and how bile assists lipase in maintaining a healthy system.
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How the Body Uses Fat

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Not all fat is bad—eating good fats actually helps with weight loss. Learn how the body uses fat through a 27-slide presentation that breaks down the path fat takes from entering to exiting the body. Understanding why fat is helpful and...
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Digestion of Protein: Microbes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Milk the resource for all it's worth. Young biologists perform assay techniques to test the digestion of protein. They place bacterial samples, fungal samples, trypsin solution, and distilled water on a milk-agar plate to see the effects...
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Enzymes (Updated)

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Enzymes really know how to keep things moving along! Introduce these powerful proteins through a short video from an extensive life science playlist. Viewers learn why enzymes are specific in their jobs, important enzymes in our bodies,...
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Speedy Cat

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Enzymes have a need for speed! What happens when they are forced to slow down? A well-rounded lesson plan from the K20 series examines enzyme activity through role playing and a lab. Biology scholars work in teams and pairs to understand...
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Antacids

For Students 9th - 12th
You won't get a stomachache from this experiment! Learners compare the strength of different brands of antacids with a lab investigation. By slowly adding acid and monitoring the pH of the solution, they determine the brand that...
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How Worms Turn Garbage into Compost

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Worm feces is gold to gardeners and farmers. Earthworms have a special enzyme that allows them to break down the cellulose found in plant materials. An episode of a longer science playlist explores this process, which creates...
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Oxygen’s Surprisingly Complex Journey Through Your Body

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What does digestion have to do with aerobic respiration? Watch a video that explains the processes and systems in our bodies that allow oxygen to travel throughout.
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"The Digestive Process Begins" and "Final Digestion and Absorption"

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Want your class to digest text more thoroughly? Middle schoolers learn about the digestive system in the lesson and reinforce informational text reading skills through a variety of strategies. They engage in a close reading approach,...
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The Digestive System: Breaking it Down

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Are your anatomy or biology classes finding standard lessons hard to stomach? Share a collection of videos, worksheets, and lessons for an invigorated lesson about the human digestive system.
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An Introduction to Nutrition

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Whether you need a new textbook for your health class, or a few exercises and passages for your lesson on nutrition, you'll find what you need with a thorough nutritional science resource. With 15 chapters that cover elements of...