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    Animal Digestion

    Having to go back and cover an area that I missed in science about animal digestive systems - got no idea what it is talking about in the Thai book or has my thai partner teacher - any ideas

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    Re: Animal Digestion

    Quote Originally Posted by mrsquirrel
    Having to go back and cover an area that I missed in science about animal digestive systems - got no idea what it is talking about in the Thai book or has my thai partner teacher - any ideas
    Can you re-write this in English so people can understand what you are asking?

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    Snaff sorry

    I need to teach a section on animal digestive systems however I have no idea what it requires me to cover what detail etc.

    This is magnifyed by the fact that my Thai partner teacher has no idea either as it just doesn't seem to make any sense

    This is for M2 science

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    Teach them about buffalo/cow stomachs., Carniverous vs vegetarian systems etc.

    Idiom 'chewing the cud'

    Theres got to be tonnes on the web.

    Does the textbooks have anything comprehensible you can share with everone?

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    animals eat, churn it up a bit, then shit it out.

    speaking of which, lunch time........

    "...ever wonder why they kill the weak ones, baby?"

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    animals eat, churn it up a bit, then shit it out.

    speaking of which, lunch time........

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    I taught that in M-2 as well. Quite simple really. Next comes human digestion. Don't forget to ask Ss why turds are tappered.

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    Interesting note, though it's more urinary than digestive: my daughter the science teacher says that birds don't have bladders and don't dilute their output with water, so that white stuff is very concentrated. That's why it stains paint jobs on cars. A bladder would add weight. Not sure if that's birdshit or birdpee, or a combination. Animals that aren't mammals can have very weird systems of elimination, but I suppose even amoebas have them. Or 'amoebae."
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    [quote= A bladder would add weight. Not sure if that's birdshit or birdpee, or a combination. [/quote]

    ... and hollow bones, couldn't get lift-off without them. Damn, I love birds.

    That axiom about not giving ave bones to dogs is true. I had a very aggressive pit once. I was teasing him with a chicken leg, he jumped up on my lap and took the whole chicken. I wasn't about to take it away from him. He died two days later. Stomach puncture.

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    Not sure if that's birdshit or birdpee, or a combination
    It's a combination. I remember learning that when I was a kid and thought that's pretty efficient. <<< This egg is somewhat connected to birds.

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    <<< and this is somewhat connected with shit.

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    It was actually easy to figure out - it was more that the fudging thai book that I had to use for translation was not the best

    It was about the size of digestive systems in herbivores compared to carnivores - all interesting stuff.

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    Yeah, carnivores have short intestines comparing to their body size. The idea is that the meat has to be digested quickly before it's starts decaying. Herbivores, on the other hand, have very long intestines because all that fiber needs time and it doesn't produce as much toxins as meat.

    I heard this as an argument for a vegetarian diet - because our intestines are of a hebivorous kind.

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    Dear mrsquirrel,

    Sorry, but a little bit off-topic!

    If ANIMAL DIGESTION is the chapter you ended with at M 2 Sci, you're far behind schedule. Please don't forget M 3 is the year of truth. Next year you have to synchronise your EP curriculum with the Thai curriculum. You must know that the entrance-exams high school (M 4) are only in the Thai language. MoE encouraged Ep's in 2003, put a halt in 2004 and is waiting for schools to finish M 3 with success (starting 2005).

    BTW ONLY UPCOUNTRY!!!

    Stamp

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