1. How did the gelatin in Cup 1 change? Did its ability to pass through the filter change?
2. Did the enzyme powder cause the change in Cup 1? What evidence do you have to support your answer?
3. What was the one difference between Cups 1 and 2? Was there a change to the gelatin in cup 2?
4. Which material from our lab was a metaphor for the bloodstream? In which cup did the gelatin’s nutrients reach the “bloodstream”?
5. Based on your experimental findings, why do you think it’s important for the food you eat to be digested?
6. How is food digested in the digestion system? What type of digestion did the model demonstrate?
7. What do you think would happen if you ate lots of food but couldn’t digest it? Would you still be hungry? Would you have lots of energy? Would you perform well in a sports competition? Explain!
1. It became very liquidity and leaked through the coffee filter. The water broke down the jello so that is why I think it leaked through
2. Yes, it did the enzyme broke down the jello. It became water and very liquidity.
3. The differences in the cups was the cup 1 became more liquidity and just like water. Cup 2 is still jiggly but over time it became more watery.
4. I think the coffee filter because it acted like the blood steam because it absorbs the nutrients into it. And that is what the capillaries do.
5. I think it is important because if they weren't digested then we wouldn't have all the fat on ourselves and we wouldn't be able to last as long without food or water.
6. It demonstrated chemical digestion. Cup 2 had a little bit of mechanical digestion.
7. You would still be hungry. It wouldn't be digested so it wouldn't fill you up.