Lactose Digestion in Infants

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 at a molecular level to prepare for an in-class discussion.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Graph the number of children diagnosed as lactose intolerant by age
Classroom Considerations

  • Offers four download options in various sizes and formats
  • Relies on prior knowledge of human digestion and the need for sugars in the body

  • Provides a transcript to help English learners
  • Requires very little class time to share

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