This lesson explores the components of a healthy diet and using nutritional labels to determine nutrient content in foods.
Unit: Digestion and nutrition
This lesson looks at what factors affect our daily calorie intake and calculating energy requirements for different activities.
This lesson describes the effects of a poor diet on the body. We will explore the impact of getting too much or too little of a particular nutrient. This lesson contains images of disease and malnutrition.
This lesson looks at what the body needs energy for and how our bodies release the energy from our foods.
This lesson explores what we mean by carbohydrates and how to chemically test for the presence of these in foods.
This lesson explores what proteins and fats are and how to chemically test for the presence of these in foods.
This lesson reviews our learning of the topic so far.
This lesson looks at how our bodies are equipped to digest the food that we eat and why it is necessary. We are going to take a journey through the digestive system, looking at the role of each of the different organs.
This lesson takes a closer look at how the small intestine is adapted specifically for the absorption of different nutrients from our food.
This lesson describes the action of enzymes in the digestive system. We will observe a "model gut" experiment and evaluate this model.
This lesson describes how a change in temperature affects the activity of enzymes.
This lesson explores the life and work of revolutionary microbiologist Rebecca Lancefield and how she dedicated her 60-year scientific career to understanding Streptococcus, and other bacteria, which paved the way for modern antibiotics.
This lesson reviews the digestive system, adaptations of the small intestine, the role of enzymes in digestion and how temperature affects enzyme activity.
Units in Science
Units in Biology
- Cells, tissues and organs
- Reproduction and variation
- Chemical reactions
- Forces and motion
- Ecological relationships and classification
- Light and space
- Atoms and the periodic table
- Digestion and nutrition
- Electricity and magnetism
- Materials and the Earth
- Plants and photosynthesis
- Forces in action
- Energetics and rates
- Sound waves
- Biological systems and processes