Often, digestion is taught in a very conceptual way. Chow Down gives students a more tangible and interactive way to learn about how their bodies digest food. It can be easy for students to tune out lectures and forget long scientific names, but it's much easier for them to recall the time they role played as a large intestine and absorbed water from giant felt food.
Designed for children aged 11-13, Chow Down is meant to be used in a classroom setting, as a more interactive and fun way to learn about digestion.
The game is set up with two teams preforming the same routine, racing against each other to see who can 'digest' food the quickest and most efficiently. Ideally there would be at least 6 rounds of game play, so that each student could get the chance to experience the role each organ plays.