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You are what you eat: Understanding digestion in the stomach

10:00am-11:00am on Saturday 27 March
All day from Sunday 28 March until Sunday 4 April

Times shown are in GMT (UTC +0) up to the 27th March. For events on or after 28th March times are in BST (UTC +1).

The stomach uses strong chemicals (acids) and molecules (enzymes) to break down the food that we eat. Although digestion is one of the most important processes in the human body, it is also one of the least visible! To bring digestion to life we will perform a live experiment using commercially available products. In this demonstration we will use household vinegar and papain, an enzyme found in papaya, to show how acids and enzymes break down food in the stomach. This activity will be interactive and fun for the whole family! 

After the demo, chat to our researchers and ask them any burning questions you have about digestion, studying science or life as a research scientist. 

Speakers: Sarah Barron, Alexander Boys, Ying Fu and Stephanie Mack 

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Additional Information

Age: All Ages
Timing: Available on Demand, Live Stream
Cost: Free
Theme: Health
Image copyright: Biorender

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