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
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
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