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.

The digestive system helps our bodies process food! In this class, students will gain a better understanding of the digestive system including: how food is passed along the digestive system, where it is digested mechanically, and where it is digested chemically.  Students will also investigate the enzymes that break down different substances, which are then absorbed into the body. This class is aimed at students in Years 7 -9 but is a great review for any biology student!

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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:

This class is suitable for students in Years 7 - 9 or S1 - S3.

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.

What to expect:
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