The Digestive System

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Key takeaways
An overview of the digestive system and the organs that make up the system
A description of the process of digestion and the passage of food through the body
A discussion of the digestive enzymes that are present in the body and the processes of mechanical and chemical digestion
Laura LewisHost: Laura studied at Royal Holloway University of London and the Open University. She is passionate about science communication and has presented talks about Exoplanets at Oxford University and Imperial College London.

In this class we will look at the digestive system and how food is passed along the digestive system, where it is digested mechanically and chemically.  We will also investigate the enzymes that break down different substances, which are then absorbed into the body.  

Students who found this class useful would also benefit from the other classes in this mini series:

- Human Body Systems

- The Respiratory System

- The Circulatory System

Safeguarding reminder:The safety of your child is of the utmost importance. All of our classes are pre-recorded to remove any concerns around live participation. For reruns of our past live classes, students' webcams and microphones were disabled and only the chat history, if participation was requested, is visible.

Suitable for:

Suitable for all ages especially students in Year 7, 8, 9 and/or S1, S2, S3 wanting to cement their knowledge of this topic, setting them up for success in Biology.  

Class requirements:

You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.

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