Why Do We Pass Gas?

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Flatulence is a fact of life. But what exactly is happening in our bodies that produces this excess gas? Find out with this entertaining, yet educational, video that explores the different types of bacteria that aid digestion and the gases created when they break down the food we eat.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Supplement this video into a life science unit on the digestive system
  • Follow up a viewing of this video with a short research project in which students explore the role different bacteria play in the digestive system
  • Use this resource in your flipped classroom, assigning the video and assessment as homework before discussing the material as a whole class
Classroom Considerations

  • Assess the maturity level of your class before showing this video, as it discusses the chemical reactions involved in producing bodily gas
Pros

  • Video engages viewers with fun animations that support the content being presented by the narrator
  • A short assessment is provided that includes five multiple choice and three free-response questions
  • Teachers are able to create customized lessons focused around the content of the video
Cons

  • None