Digestive System | Curious Crew | Ep. 204

Jan 11, 2016

Polly wants a cracker, slurry in the stomach and the intestinal squeeze? WATCH NOW

Join the Curious crew as they explore how eating is a complex process. Learn about how your mouth, esophagus, stomach and intestines work to make food digest! Then try the STEM Challenge by making enteric-coated tablets.

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  1. Polly Wants a Cracker (pdf): A simple and fun way to start thinking about how digestion begins. Youmay want to try this investigation with other foods, too!
  2. Peristalsis Power (pdf): Do you know how food travels from your mouth to your stomach?
  3. Acidic Digestion (pdf): Do you know the secrets of your stomach?
  4. Slurry in the Stomach - Making Chyme (pdf): Find out how the stomach breaks down a meal of crackers and cottage cheese—or anything else!
  5. Intestinal Lengths (pdf): How long are your intestines? Surprise your friends and family withthis demonstration!
  6. The Intestinal Squeeze (pdf): Use the slurry, or chyme, that you made in Investigation #4 to find out more about how digestion works.
  7. Polly Wants ANOTHER Cracker (pdf): Cheese and crackers go together, but are they treated the same way in your mouth? Find out in this fun investigation!

STEM Challenge - Making Enteric-Coated Tablets (pdf): Develop a coating for a “medicine” that will not cause stomach pain.

first air 1/11/16 Ep. 204