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Food and the digestive system
BBC Bang Goes the Theory teachers' pack
A pack of lesson plans that can be downloaded, together with video clips from the BBC children's science show that are linked to each lesson. The pack has worksheets and suggested activities for KS3 and 4.
Digestion video clip (BBC Bitesize)
A short video clip which describes the structure and function of the digestive system.
Enzymes (BBC biteszie)
Three very detailed linked pages covering enzyme action, factors that affect rate and the lock and key hypothesis.
The digestive system (BBC Bitesize)
A detailed description of the digestive system, including its parts and their functions, peristalsis, enzymes, bile and functional foods.
Peristalsis (BBC Bitesize)
A single page description of peristalsis including an animation.
Enzymes of the digestive system (BBC Bitesize)
A detailed look at the enzymes of the digestive system, the reactions they catalyse and their products.
Blood sugar (BBC Bitesize)
A detailed descrption of how blood sugar is controlled in humans. Linked pages include the symptoms of diabetes, and other examples of homeostasis.
What is diabetes?
An instructional section from the Diabetes UK webpage.
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