Watch this short video to learn more about how the body digests food.
Hopefully, you are now understanding the basics of the Digestive System.
On a piece of paper or in a digital document, record 3 things you learned and 3 things you would like to learn more about the Digestive System
Review the following links to learn more and answer the questions below:
- What is the importance of our digestive system?
- What organs are involved in food digestion?
- What are the functions of each organ?
Digestive System Crash Course
PART 1: Crash Course A&P #33
PART 2: Crash Course A&P #34
Check out CK-12 to read an overview
Digestive System Study Guide | CK-12 Foundation
Explore this slide show of the anatomy of the digestive system.
What do you think is the difference between a person who has a healthy, well-balanced diet and a person who eats mostly junk food?
Draw a Venn Diagram to compare the two digestive systems. Try to list at least 5 things for each category.
Watch this short video about how our diet affects our gut.
Now, using what you have learned, CREATE a diagram of the digestive system, labeling its parts. You can do this in a few different ways:
Option 1: Draw, label, and color on paper.
Option 2: Go outside and use chalk, have someone outline your body. Then draw in the organs of your digestive system and label (get some Vitamin D while you’re at it)
Option 3: Using items found around the house, create a 3D diorama of the digestive system’s organs. Examples of items include dried pasta, pipe cleaners, cotton balls, construction paper, string, an old apron as a base, toilet paper or paper towel used rolls, paint, etc.) You can also search images online for more ideas
Try these games to see how well you know the anatomy of the digestive system:
Explore even more about the digestive system here:
- Britannica – Human Digestive System
- NIH- Your Digestive System & How It Works
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