Adaptations of the small intestine

This lesson takes a closer look at how the small intestine is adapted specifically for the absorption of different nutrients from our food.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What is the function of the digestive system? Choose the best answer.

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Q2.Which is not an organ of the digestive system?

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Q3.Which of the following food items would test positive with Biuret solution? Choose three answers.

Select three (3) boxes

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Q4.What is mechanical digestion?

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Q5.What is the role of bile?

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Q6.What component of a healthy diet helps keep food moving through the intestinal tract?

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Q7.Where is most of our water absorbed during digestion?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What is the function of the digestive system? Choose the best answer.

1/7

Q2.Which is not an organ of the digestive system?

2/7

Q3.Which of the following food items would test positive with Biuret solution? Choose three answers.

Select three (3) boxes

3/7

Q4.What is mechanical digestion?

4/7

Q5.What is the role of bile?

5/7

Q6.What component of a healthy diet helps keep food moving through the intestinal tract?

6/7

Q7.Where is most of our water absorbed during digestion?

7/7

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Quiz:

Adaptations of the Small Intestine

This quiz will assess your knowledge gained in this session and some of your prior knowledge.

Q1.Where does most digestion take place?

1/7

Q2.Which digestive organ is responsible for churning our food?

2/7

Q3.Which of these are not an organ of the digestive system?

3/7

Q4.What is diffusion?

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Q5.Which of the following are adaptations of the small intestine? (Tick 3 boxes)

Select three (3) boxes

5/7

Q6.What is the surface area of this cube?

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Q7.The cube was chopped up into smaller pieces. What is the total surface area of the cube now?

7/7

This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Adaptations of the Small Intestine

This quiz will assess your knowledge gained in this session and some of your prior knowledge.

Q1.Where does most digestion take place?

1/7

Q2.Which digestive organ is responsible for churning our food?

2/7

Q3.Which of these are not an organ of the digestive system?

3/7

Q4.What is diffusion?

4/7

Q5.Which of the following are adaptations of the small intestine? (Tick 3 boxes)

Select three (3) boxes

5/7

Q6.What is the surface area of this cube?

6/7

Q7.The cube was chopped up into smaller pieces. What is the total surface area of the cube now?

7/7

Lesson summary: Adaptations of the small intestine

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