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Mr Hill’s Year 8 Digestion Topic

November 30th, 2007

Digestion topic1What I had to do was stand on my head while my friend helped me drink my water.  This was to prove that you can eat and drink upside down because of peristalsis which is when a muscle in your throat pushes food or drink into your stomach.

Digestion topic3We ate dry crackers to show how saliva was important for digestion.  It was hard to swallow the dry cracker.

Digestion topic5I tested to see how long it took for a piece of bread to turn from starch to glucose.  The bread broke down because of amylase.  The bread lasted 8 minutes 20 seconds.  The digested bread tasted sweet.

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