Write a text according to the following request...explain the small intestine to somebody in year 7.in a separate paragraph explain enzymes ...
Describe in detail what you needexplain the small intestine to somebody in year 7.in a separate paragraph explain enzymes and their role. Then create questions and excercises to consolidate the knowledge on these two topics
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The small intestine is an important part of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing nutrients from the food we eat. It is a long tube, measuring around 6 meters in length, and is located between the stomach and the large intestine. The small intestine is divided into three parts: the duodenum, the jejunum, and the ileum.

Enzymes and their Role

Enzymes are proteins that act as catalysts for chemical reactions in the body. They play an important role in the digestive process by breaking down large molecules, such as carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, into smaller molecules that can be absorbed by the small intestine. Some enzymes are produced by the pancreas and released into the small intestine, while others are produced by the small intestine itself.

One important enzyme produced by the small intestine is lactase, which is responsible for breaking down lactose, a sugar found in milk and dairy products. Without lactase, lactose would pass through the digestive system without being fully digested, causing bloating, gas, and diarrhea in people who are lactose intolerant.

Consolidation Exercises

  1. What is the small intestine and what is its function in the digestive system?
  2. Name the three parts of the small intestine.
  3. What are enzymes and what is their role in the digestive process?
  4. Name one enzyme produced by the small intestine and describe its function.
  5. What happens if someone is lactose intolerant and doesn't produce enough lactase?

True or False:

  1. The small intestine is responsible for absorbing nutrients from the food we eat.
  2. Enzymes are carbohydrates that break down large molecules in the body.
  3. Lactase is responsible for breaking down proteins in milk and dairy products.
  4. People who are lactose intolerant have trouble digesting lactose.
  5. Without lactase, lactose would be fully digested in the small intestine.

Multiple Choice:

  1. Which part of the small intestine is responsible for most nutrient absorption? a. Duodenum b. Jejunum c. Ileum

  2. Which enzyme is responsible for breaking down lactose? a. Amylase b. Lipase c. Lactase

  3. What happens if someone is lactose intolerant? a. They have trouble digesting lactose. b. They produce too much lactase. c. They have trouble digesting protein.