Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Osmosis in Living Tissues

Here are some of our observations made during the "Osmosis In Living Tissues" Experiment.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Games For Digestion (Crossword, Word Search & Jigsaw)

Try playing & learning at the same time :)

Food Tests!

Benedict's/Reducing sugar Test
Biuret/Protein Test
Emulsion/Fats Test

Class Test Reflection 1: Cells & Transport in Humans

Your reflections should describe your strengths and weaknesses in this test (Competency areas: Knowledge, Understanding & Application). Use specific examples from the questions to highlight these areas. Project into the future as to how you plan to improve this topic and each of these competency areas.

Please follow this format:
i) Strengths: . . .
ii) Weaknesses: . . .
iii) Areas to improve: . . .
Provide some questions as examples.

Note: Please use scholarly language with no spelling or grammatical errors. Avoid slang or casual conversational writing.

Sunday, August 1, 2010



In Mouth:
- Salivary amylase breaks down starch into maltose.

In Stomach:
- Proteases break down proteins into peptides.

In Duodenum:
-Amylase breaks down any remaining starch into maltose.
- Maltose further broken down into glucose by maltase.

- Proteases break down proteins into peptides.
- Peptides further broken down into amino acids by proteases.

- Lipases break down fats into fatty acids and glycerol.