Students use gamification to explore the process of digestion in the human body in a classic twist on snakes and ladders.
A memorable and exciting activity for students to develop their understanding of food technology content.
This resource is a great way to revise the digestion process after it has been explicitly taught to students, so they are familiar with the content.
Students play through the game, answering the questions on the game board as they go. Students record their answers to check at the end of the game. If the students land on a question that they cannot answer, they must research the question and provide the answer to all students playing on their board.
‘The Digestion Game’ is designed to be printed A3 and distributed among students to ensure that they have an active role in the activity. Ideally, it is four students to a game board. Print multiple copies of this game to create a class set.
‘The Digestion Game’ can be differentiated for individual students needs at the discretion of the teacher.
Please note: There is also a digestion worksheet written into the food selection and health student workbook from Innovate Year 9 that follows the digestion game.
- 1x A3 Digestion Game
- 2-page (26 questions) digestion game sheet
- Game Rules
- Teacher instructions
- Teacher Answers
PLEASE NOTE: You will need a dice and counters for your students to play the game.
- describe the process of digestion, for example:
- absorption of nutrients
Students learn about:
- digestion, absorption and metabolism of food
Students learn to:
- describe the process of digestion, absorption and metabolism of food
- Overview of digestion and metabolism
3.2 Food, nutrition and health
- functions of water to eliminate waste from the body, cooling and for digestion
Unit 3: Food in daily life
Area of Study 1
The science of food
- the microbiology of the intestinal tract and the sequential processes of the digestion of carbohydrates, protein, and fats, including enzymatic hydrolysis, absorption and utilisation of these macronutrients in the body
Year 12 syllabus
Unit 4 – The future of food
- digestion of macronutrients
– digestive tract
– associated organs of digestion
– mechanical digestion
– chemical digestion
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