Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Saliva & Digestion
Now do the same thing with a piece of cheese. You will see that nothing happens because there is no starch in the cheese for the saliva to break down. The process of breaking down starch is the beginning of chemical digestion.
Did you also know that without saliva your taste buds won't work at all? So try this experiment with your kids or try it yourself (I did), & be thankful for your wonderful spit!