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Monday, October 12, 2009

Easy Digestive Discoveries Health Experiment

We were supposed to do this on Thursday, and I completely forgot it. So, we did it last night. This is easy, and it could be used for Health class to explain digestion, or for a Science experiment. I am going to tell you how to do it. What you need: small piece of cooked lean beef, bottle with a screw top, dark cola. Place the beef in the bottle. Pour cola into the bottle. Screw on the lid, to seal the cola, and meat. Observe the cola, and meat for one week. Do not open the bottle during this time. Then discuss the following questions. Do you think that meat is easy to digest? What other foods might be easier for your body to digest? With what other foods could you do this experiment.

Here are some basics about the digestion process. Your digestive system works to break down foods you eat. While you chew, and swallow foods, different acids in your saliva, and stomach work to break down the foods. Acids break down protein that is found in meat. The experiment above will allow you to observe how the meat you eat, is broken down, or digested.

Let me know if you do this, and how your kids liked it. To view the cute video on digestion, check my archives from last week.

Lesson Plans for 10/13/09:

DJ:
Science: Plants and animals of the past
Language Arts: Commas, prefixes, homographs
Spelling/Vocab: Look up the definition for each word, write each word two times each
Math: Division, place value, rounding numbers
Cursive Writing
Reading Comprehension: worksheet

Caitlin:
Alphabet book: Letter S
Reading: HOP Tag
Site words
Printing practice
Science: Plants and animals
Biggest/smallest: worksheet
Math: Numbers


3 comments:

Anne said...

That looks so interesting. My daughter just finished a science experiment for school, but I will remember this one for the next one.

Femmepower said...

Hi, Melissa! I just dropped by to say thanks for the concern when my family and I fell victim to typhoon ondoy. im in a nearby mall now,taking advantage of the free wifi access here. hubby lent me a laptop in the meantime while my desktop is still being checked by a computer technician.besides,we don't have electricity yet at home.best regards,i miss u and the group!

Melissa said...

Anne, let me know if you try it.
Rochelle, so glad to see you back online even if just briefly. Take care.

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