A Stomach at Work

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September 13, 2019

Overview

The Animal Digestion – A Stomach At Work lesson is designed to teach young people about animal digestion. Participants will complete an activity in which they “digest” a slice of bread the way their stomachs would. They’ll also discuss the basic differences in how various species of livestock digest feed. In the interactive lesson, they’ll also learn the importance of acids to the process of digestion.

 

Objectives

After completing this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss how digestive acids break down carbohydrates.
  • Explain the difference between monogastric and ruminant animals.

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Related Topic Areas

4-H Animal Science

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