Digestive System Teacher Resources
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Human Body Series - Digestive System
With articles entitled, "What's Puke?" and "What is a Fart?" this digestive system lesson plan 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 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 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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Real Deal on the Digestive System
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.
6th Visual & Performing Arts
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.
3rd - 5th Science