This resource list provides ideas for teaching about the structure and function of the digestive tract.  From 2014, students should learn about:

• the tissues and organs of the human digestive system, including adaptations to function and how the digestive system digests food (enzymes simply as biological catalysts)
• the importance of bacteria in the human digestive system

Visit the secondary science webpage to access all lists: www.stem.org.uk/secondary-science

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