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