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In Case of Cellulose

This activity about evolutionary strategies will eat you alive!

In Case of Cellulose dives into the digestive tracts of four species - human, panda, horse and cow; and explores how cellulose is digested differently. From mechanical digestion in the mouth to chemical digestion in the intestines, In Case of Cellulose provides a fun, interactive take on one of the largest systems in the body. This activity addresses evolutionary misconceptions around evolutionary strategies and whether traits evolve to perfection.  If you've ever wanted to role play as a piece of food, this activity may be for you. 

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