The Digestive System
How do we digest the foods we eat?

Today’s Activities

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Engage

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

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Explore

Review the following links to learn more and answer the questions below:

  1. What is the importance of our digestive system?
  2. What organs are involved in food digestion?
  3. 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.

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Explain

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.

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Elaborate

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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Extend

Try these games to see how well you know the anatomy of the digestive system:

Explore even more about the digestive system here:

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