Digest Your Food

Digest Your Food
Publication Date: February, 2014
Type of Resource: Lesson Plan

This activity outline looks at methane production in the digestive process.

The resource contains background notes, step-by-step instructions and student worksheets for a hands-on activity examining the production of methane by microbes.

Students can extend this experiment by comparing the gas production from different foods.

Australian Curriculum v9 Codes: AC9S5U01 (Year 5), AC9S6U01 (Year 6), AC9S8U01 (Year 8), AC9S8U02 (Year 8)

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