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Year 8 Science: Human Body

human body

Year 8 Science students will continue their study of the human body with an exploration of the digestive system and nutrition. This will include food testing for glucose, starch, lipids and proteins. We will also use the National Geographic’s “Incredible Human Machine“; “Explore the Human Body“, BBC’s “Interactive Human Body” to identify the structure and function of various organs within the respiratory, circulatory and digestive systems.

Each student should keep a food and exercise diary to record the quantity and type of each food consumed over the week, as well as the physical processes that require energy each day. We will use this information to study tyour kilojoule inputs and outputs over a week – do you consume more chemical energy than you expend?