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Digestive System


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Age Range:
14 - 16 years
Estimated Course Length:
20 hours
9th - 11th grade
General knowledge of elementary chemistry and the metric system.
Materials Included:
Course Study Guide, Study Booklet, and Examination.

Product Description

Have you wondered how the digestive system works?

This course leads a student through a study of the digestive system, emphasizing both anatomy and chemistry. The student learns the basic anatomy of the digestive organs and does a number of simple demonstrations and experiments in chemistry with fats, carbohydrates and proteins to learn about the chemical processes involved.

This course does not need a fully equipped laboratory. It can be done in a home setting as long as all the materials have been acquired.

Materials You Need to Supply: Text: Count Your Calories Purse Book (any edition), Dell Publishing Co., or another similar current calorie counter book. Materials: ¼ tsp. liquid soap, ¼ tsp. unflavored gelatin, 1 tsp. table sugar, ½ tsp. cornstarch, ¼ tsp. Benedict's solution, ¼ tsp. tincture of iodine, 1 Tbs. vegetable oil, small metal jar top, paper clip, 2 inches of string, a glass, matches, 4 pyrex test tubes, 3 watch glasses, 1 candle, distilled water, 1 2 x 3 inch sheet of paper, microscope, microscope slide, ¼ tsp. glycereol, Saltine cracker, throw-away cigarette lighter, ammonia vial or bottle, 1 oz. TBA (tertiary butyl alcohol), 1 tsp. blood sugar (glucose or dextrose), 1 tsp. malt sugar, vials or small quantities of clove oil, nutmeg oil, vanillin, mint oil, cedar oil (cloves, nutmeg, vanilla bean extract, mint extract or mint leaves, and cedar wood or leaves will do), 2 moth balls, 1 tablet vitamin C, 1 capsule vitamin E, bathroom scale, alcohol lamp, ethyl alcohol, small beaker or other such vessel (about 30-50 ml capacity), cotton, butcher paper or other such large paper to make a 3-foot high drawing, small piece of meat, hydrochloric acid (fairly concentrated). One of the following: Visible Man, Visible Woman, torso model or preserved rat.