Digestive System Teacher Resources

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With articles entitled, "What's Puke?" and "What is a Fart?" this digestive system instructional activity 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. Several articles and a video are available through the publisher's website to provide information. Note that because the website has been updated since the production of this document, not all of the article and video titles are the same. Don't eliminate it, however! Laughter and learning are sure to be expelled during this session!
Students compare the digestive systems of the buffalo and of the zebra, diagram their systems, and compare their lengths. In this digestive system lesson plan, students learn about their diets as well.
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.
Students read books and look at websites to teach them about the digestive system. In this digestive system lesson plan, students review flash cards and worksheets.
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. The class divides into groups, and each group helps a certain type of food get through the digestive system.
Students observe a video displaying body parts and functions of the digestive system. They make drawings of the digestive system from their observations. They act out a short play involving body parts.
Students explore what happens to the food they eat as it passes through their body. They demonstrate their understanding of the digestive system functions by choosing to create a poster, build a model, produce a multimedia presentation, or perform an original skit, poem, or song.
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.
Sixth graders explore the human body by viewing video clips. In this digestive system lesson, 6th graders discuss what they think happens when they swallow food. Students view a Brain Pop clip demonstrating the digestion of food and answer study questions using a SMART Board.
Fifth graders explore the human digestive system parts and their functions. In this human biology instructional activity, 5th graders discuss the path of an apple as it travels through the digestive system then explain to each other using key vocabulary words. Students complete several activities including a "Yes Ma'am" chant with the teacher and a cooperative learning activity. The instructional activity concludes when the students complete a 3-2-1 activity in their science notebooks.
Colorful pictures and animation accompany a thorough explanation of the digestive process. Each anatomical part of the digestive system is explained as well as the chemical signals that are affiliated with digestion and absorption. Connect digestion with nutrition and anatomy in this video.
Fifth graders research the path of food through the digestive system using the Internet. They write a creative story about one of their favorite foods as it travels the path of digestion.
Students study the parts of the digestive system and the importance of enzymes.  In this investigative lesson students discuss questions about the human body and digestion and search the web for information on the human body.
Students analyze how the digestive system works by taking the food we eat and breaking it down for our bodies to use for various reasons. They list the major components of the digestive system and draw a diagram. They explain how astronauts have challenges when it comes to eating in space.
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! Participants will take in and swallow the main structures of the digestive system as well how it processes food. The informative video deals, not only with the mouth and stomach, but also with the liver and rectum. Do be warned that the words anus and poop are part of the dialogue, which may draw laughter from less-mature viewers.
Students read food labels to compare healthy verses non healthy food and then use diagrams to create a poster of the digestive system. In this food lesson plan, students move the food down the digestive track along the digestive system.
Pupils use creative writing in order to review the digestive system and other various parts of the human body. They write a creative story about a hamburger and the journey it takes during digestion. The lesson plan includes key words that should be listed in order to aid student writing,
Learners explore websites and activities to understand the digestive process; how it works, and the organs involved. They also learn a group of related vocabulary words in Spanish.
In this digestive system worksheet, learners read a 7 paragraph text to learn the functions of the digestive system. Students then answer 10 multiple choice questions. This is an online interactive worksheet.
In this word search learning exercise, students read the list of terms about the digestive system, locate them in the crossword, fill in the blanks using the dictionary when needed, and find mistakes in a passage. Students answer 29 questions.