Over the summer, I did many activities. Almost all of these activities can be related to science in some way, shape, or form. I took the course called HOPE, which stands for Health Opportunities with Physical Education. This course required me to eat 1263376421879605336Girl Eat.svg.medhealthy and record all nutrient intake. So, I am going to talk about what I ate and how this can be related to science. This may sound a little bit crazy, but I can explain how this is related to science and the digestive system. So, here is how what I ate over the summer relates to science.

I ate a lot of eggs this summer for my breakfast. When I eat eggs, the digestive process startsPrint off with saliva breaking down all and any sugar in the eggs. Your teeth chew the food to allow you to swallow the food you are eating. You then swallow your food, which travels down the esophagus into the stomach. The stomach breaks down the nutrient protein using stomach acids. The food then leaves the stomach and enters the small intestine. The small intestine is made up of three parts. The first part breaks down the protein using powerful enzymes. The last two parts absorb the nutrients to use in other parts of the body. The blood stream then carries these nutrients to cells all across the body. The digested food enters the large intestine which removes the rest of the water and turns the food into stool. The stool is held in the rectum and excreted out of the body. That is how, scientifically, my digestive system works.

By taking the HOPE course, I gained a better understanding about the science of my digestive system and I realized that eating healthy is important.

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http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-topics/Anatomy/your-digestive-system/Pages/anatomy.aspx