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You are what you eat - study for Year 6.

Discussion in 'Science' started by Darthteacher, Dec 21, 2018.

  1. Darthteacher

    Darthteacher New commenter

    We have been studying the human body, now I've been given the title: "You are what you eat." It's an exciting title...... but I do not know how to create something from it, I've hit a mental block.

    My boss wants me to create a self study for my class where they visit organisations, bring in guest speakers and create a presentation at the end. I'm trying to formulate my ideas so I can present something to my peers. How would you tackle this self-study title in relation to the human body.

    Thank you so much for any help received. Once I'm over the initial hump, I think I'll get in a flow.

  2. Darthteacher

    Darthteacher New commenter

  3. Stiltskin

    Stiltskin Star commenter

    I've sent you a DM for someone I know who may be able to help you.
  4. captain scarlet

    captain scarlet Established commenter

    Take a look at the science route.
    A simple food chain.
    Sun, Grass, Cow, [Burger] eaten by you
    Look at some food labels, ENERGY content, needed for growth.
    Where does the energy come from, where does it go etc

    It's all about taking energy from one level, and passing it on to the next.
    There is a lot wasted though at each level.
    For arguments sake 100 kj energy from Sun, grass converts 10% to growth. The cow eats the grass, it converts 10%, finally to you, you eat the burger, you convert 10%, so of the 100 kj at the start, you end up converting 0.1kj of the initial input energy.

    On a lighter note,

    my gran always said, eat your greens, it will put colour in your cheecks.
    But I don't want green cheeks
  5. Darthteacher

    Darthteacher New commenter

    Thank you so much Stiltskin, I truly appreciate your help
  6. Darthteacher

    Darthteacher New commenter

    Thanks Captain.
  7. markuss

    markuss Occasional commenter

    Similarly, nuts might be good for you but you don't want to eat too many.
  8. Darthteacher

    Darthteacher New commenter


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