The Project: Follow the journey of some food through the digestive system from the perspective of the food.
Choose a food that contains the following organic compounds: carbohydrates, protein, and lipids.
Trace the path of that food as all of its components are digested.
You will portray this journey in ONE of TWO ways (you choose ONE):
Creative Writing: Write a creative story from the perspective of the food. Describe your journey through the digestive system. Your story must be typed.
Illustrated Storybook: Combine the above option with some illustrations to trace the path of the food through the digestive system. You might want to describe each major component of the digestive system on a different page (Hint: a great way to do this would be to create the story in PowerPoint, so that each slide is a page). Your storybook can either be neatly handwritten and hand-drawn, or can be done with PowerPoint, or a combination of handwritten and computer. Your project should illustrate the following big ideas:
The relationship between structure and function in the human digestive system
The process of breaking down foodinto small, building block molecules
The importance of enzymes in metabolism
Use the rubric on the next page as a guide to the specific information that your project should include. Remember to use all your resources, including Ms. Dickson and Mr. Moretti’s office hours, the Writing Center, and your classroom resources. Complete the self assessment as you work through the rubric to be certain you have all of the necessary components.
Choose foods that contains carbohydrates, proteins, lipids Identify the sources of each carbon compound (above) in the food you choose
For each organ, describe how the important structures of each organ is linked to its major function.
Step 3: Decide which form your project will take – Creative Writing or Illustrated Storybook?
Step 4:As you work, be sure to check the rubric to be sure you’re including all the requirements! Remember, Ms. Dickson and Mr. Moretti are available during office hours for additional help with this assignment.