An inquiry approach is a method often used in science education. The question bank provides an initial list of questions about our digestion process and its hormonal control and places where their answers can be found.

The article Digestion chemistry – introduction has links to further resources and student activities.

Q. What are the functions of the human digestive system?

Q. Chemical digestion of food involves the action of enzymes in a process known as enzymatic hydrolysis. What is enzymatic hydrolysis?

Q. What are the factors that can influence the rate of chemical digestion of food?

Q. What are the main functions of the large intestine?

Q. What do ATP and mitochondria have in common?

Q. What are the factors that influence a person’s resting metabolic rate (RMR)?

Q. What role do GI tract hormones play in digestion?

Q. How many bacteria and bacterial species are present in the large intestine?

Q. What is obesity?

Q. What are the products of the bacterial fermentation of carbohydrate?

    Published 13 July 2011