Laboratory Notes: Food Tests

Food testing is routinely carried out in senior biology classes. Students test a variety of food samples for carbohydrates, such as sugar and starch, lipids, proteins and vitamin C. These organic compounds react with specific chemical reagents to produce a visible and identifiable change.

These laboratory notes contain instructions for tests suitable for use in schools

The digestive system - Year 8 CLE

This online resource looks at the digestive system.

The resource is an ASSIST Connected Learning Experience (CLE) to help teach Year 8 students about the digestive system in higher animals.

Description: In this investigation, the role of the digestive system is investigated in the context of modelling the human digestive system.

Learning intentions

Students will be able to:

Digest Your Food

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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