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Digestion

In this food science activity, learners explore digestion and proteins by observing the action of meat tenderizer on luncheon meat. This lesson guide includes background information about digestion, enzymes, and proteins.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
30 to 45 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Experiment/Lab Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • 2 clear, resealable plastic bags, sandwich size
  • 1/2 slice of turkey luncheon meat
  • 1/2 tsp of meat tenderizer, or papaya enzymes (available at health food stores)
  • Plastic, serrated knife

Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Cells
      • Chemistry of Life
    • Human Body
      • Muscles and Skin
      • Digestion
      • Health and Nutrition
  • Mathematics
    • Data Analysis and Probability
      • Data Analysis
      • Data Collection
    • Number and Operations
      • Fractions
  • Physical Sciences
    • Chemistry
      • Chemical Reactions
      • Chemistry of Life
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Conducting Investigations
      • Gathering Data
      • Formulating Explanations
      • Communicating Results

Informal Categories


  • Food and Cooking

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • see color
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Components that are part of this resource:

Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

  • Moreno, Nancy P.; Tharp, Barbara Z.

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, Baylor College of Medicine, ©2011

Funding Sources:

  • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, R25 ES10698
  • National Center for Research Resources, R25 RR13454

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