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Chew that Gum
In this quick activity (page 1 of PDF under SciGirls Activity: Exercise and Memory), learners will investigate what happens to bubble gum when it is chewed for 5-10 minutes.
DNA Extraction from Cheek Cells
DNA is the thread of life. Encoded in its genetic sequence is the information that makes each of us unique.
Spit TestAdd to list Details
In this biology activity (page 8 of the PDF), learners will explore how saliva assists in the beginning of the digestive process.
Chemical Reactions in Your MouthAdd to list Details
In this chemistry activity (page 5 of the PDF), learners will see that chewing is more than just the crushing up of food; there is actually a chemical change going on at the same time.
No Saliva, No Taste?
In this activity (4th activity on the page), learners test to see if saliva is necessary for food to have taste.
Digestive System: A Kinesthetic Lesson
In this simulation, learners act out each digestive function of the organs, tissues, and cells in the digestive tract.
Home Molecular Genetics
In this activity, learners extract DNA from their own cheek cells, then create a rudimentary DNA profile similar to those seen on crime scene dramas.
What Does Spit Do?
Some animals can swallow food whole, but humans have to chew. In this activity, learners will investigate what saliva does chemically to food before we even swallow.
In this activity on page 7 of the PDF (Chemistry—It’s Elemental), learners use iodine to identify foods that contain starch.