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Human Body Series - Digestive System
With articles entitled, "What's Puke?" and "What is a Fart?" this digestive system lesson is sure to be a gas! Elementary anatomists do a belly dance to illustrate how food moves through the digestive system and then design a board game in which the board is shaped like the organs involved.
3rd - 5th Science 242 Views 262 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
How the Body Works - The Digestive System
Break down the digestive system for your class. This webpage features a video, but also includes an article to read, an interactive assessment, and printables! Through the publisher's website, there are even individual videos about the teeth and tongue, plus a related experiment to try!
4 mins 3rd - 8th Science 63 Views 60 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Traveling Through the Digestive System
Second graders learn about how the food is broken down in our bodies and the job of each body part involved in our digestive system. The utilize the CD ROM game, "Body Works." This wonderful game takes pupils through the human body's digestive system where they "meet" all sorts of creatures.
2nd Science 23 Views 34 Downloads
A Trip Along the Alimentary Canal
Did my stomach make that noise? Explore the digestive system through a WebQuest and research project, ending in a visual display and presentation that classmates review for one another. Partners begin the WebQuest with a pre-quiz followed by research using given links.
4th - 7th Science 13 Views 102 Downloads
Human Body Series - Digestive System Quiz (Grades 9 to 12)
After learning about the function of the digestive system, pupils can show what information they've digested! Through seven multiple-choice questions, they tell how long it takes to digest foods, where nutrients are processed, the order of the organs, and more!
6th - 12th Science 75 Views 302 Downloads
The Human Body
An incredible series of lessons on the human body is here for you! Young scientists explore various websites, construct a skeleton using macaroni, compare/contrast a frog skeleton to a human skeleton, label the main parts of the human body, and create a clay model heart.
1st - 3rd Science 118 Views 633 Downloads
Your class isn't just going to discuss the digestive system; they're going to act it out! It sounds gross, but it's actually a great idea, it will really help kids visualize the digestive process. First, they discuss and read about the digestive system, then they are assigned parts to play.
2nd - 8th Science 124 Views 173 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Digestion is an amazing and complicated process that provides humans with the energy they need to survive. Lesson six in this series on the science of food uses sliced turkey and a meat tenderizer to demonstrate how enzymes help break down food so it can be absorbed into our bodies.
K - 5th Science 15 Views 15 Downloads
Becoming Familiar with Ruminant Nutrition
Using a scenario about a farmer and his livestock, learners explore multiple facets concerning animal nutrition. They diagram the animal digestive system, describe ruminant digestion, and if able, visit a feedlot. Wow, sounds like fun!
7th - 12th Science 10 Views 16 Downloads
Fueling Body Activities - Digestion
Not only is the human digestive system covered in this biology worksheet, learners will also explore the digestive process of other animals. The 30 short-answer questions address modes of heterotrophic nutrition, the function of each organ within the system, and the roles of different digestive chemicals.
11th - Higher Ed Science 15 Views 99 Downloads
Food and the Digestive System
Students investigate the digestive system. In this human biology lesson, students read an article about the digestive system and go onto a suggested website to review what they have learned. Students are asked questions as an assessment.
3rd - 5th Science 39 Views 142 Downloads
A Walk Through the Gut
Students explain what happens to food as it passes through the digestive system. They have a 3x5 index card representing food, which he / she carries to stations around the room. Each station represents one of the organs of the digestive system.
6th - 8th Health 20 Views 85 Downloads
Enzymes and Catalysts
Students discuss the functioning of the digestive system and the specific enzymes present. They observe the action of amylase on starch to identify characteristics of enzymes then perform an experiment on the effects of temperature on catalase enzyme.
6th - 8th Science 5 Views 16 Downloads
The focus of this presentation is the digestive system of livestock animals. The simple digestive system of swine is compared to the complex digestive system of a cow. Details of the ruminant stomach are presented, complete with a diagram. This resource may be valuable to your agriculture curriculum.
9th - 12th Science 6 Views 15 Downloads
Digestive System Worksheet
Twelve fill in the blank questions about the digestive system and a word bank are formatted into a PowerPoint. Display the questions at the front of the classroom and have your upper elementary or junior high life science learners write answers down on a separate piece of paper.
5th - 8th Science 34 Views 34 Downloads
Journey through the Digestive System
Young scholars work in cooperative groups to design a theme park called Gastro World, based on the anatomy and physiology of the digestive system. They prepare a portfolio of the park's attractions and construct a model of it.
9th - 12th Science 50 Views 217 Downloads