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  • In this activity, students listen to AgResearch’s Dr Matthew Barnett, the singing scientist, performing his latest YouTube release called I love fibre. Students then answer sets of questions and complete activities.

    By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

    • explain the importance of fibre in the diet
    • give examples of fibre rich foods that could be included in the diet
    • describe how bacteria present in the large intestine use fibre
    • label a simple diagram of the large intestine
    • define the term ‘complex carbohydrate

    Download the Word file (see link below) for:

    • introduction/background notes
    • what you need
    • what to do
    • student worksheets.
      Published 18 March 2011 Referencing Hub articles
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