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Food and

Digestion
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KS3 Unit 8a Food

Q1. What type of food is


essential for growth and
repair?

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A1. Protein

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Q2. What type of food


provides energy quite
quickly?

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A2. Carbohydrates

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Q3. What type of food


provides an energy store
within the body?

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A3. Fat

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Q4. What is an insoluble


carbohydrate with big
molecules?

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A4. Starch

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Q5. What are needed in


very small amounts to
keep body processes
working properly?

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A5. Vitamins

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Q6. What do you call


essential elements, like
calcium for healthy
bones?

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A6. Minerals

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Q7. What keeps food


moving through the
digestive system?

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A7. Fibre

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Q8. Where does food


enter the body?

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A8. Mouth

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Q9. What do you call the


organ where food is
absorbed into the blood?

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A9. Intestines

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Q10. What is the tube


from mouth to stomach
called?

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A10. Gullet

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Q11. Where are faeces


(mainly indigestible
foods) stored?

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A11. Rectum

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Q12. Where do faeces


leave the body?

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A12. Anus

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Q13. What is the tiny


finger shaped projection
in the digestive system
that helps absorb food
into the bloodstream
called?
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A13. Villus

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Q14. What is the name


of the semi-permeable
tubing that only small
molecules can get
through?
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A14. Visking tubing

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Q15. What is the


muscular organ in your
body that churns up
food?

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A15. Stomach

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Q16. What are the


organic catalysts that
speed up chemical
reactions called?

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A16. Enzymes

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Q17. What building


blocks are proteins
made of?

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A17. Amino acids

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Q18. What is needed to


drive all life processes?

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A18. Energy

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Q19. When a diet has a


healthy mixture of
different foods it is ... ?

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A19. Balanced

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Q20. What is the


technical term for all the
foods that you eat?

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A20. Diet

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Well Done!

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