Importance of Digestion
In this digestion activity, students complete statements using researched information about digestion and the digestive system. Students also sketch several figures that relate to digestion.
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"The Digestive Process Begins" and "Final Digestion and Absorption"
Want your class to digest text more thoroughly? Middle schoolers learn about the digestive system in the lesson and reinforce informational text reading skills through a variety of strategies. They engage in a close reading approach,...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
New Review The Digestive System: Where Does Food Go?
Would you believe that your digestive system stretches to five times your height?! Help your pupils to understand this relationship as they work through the laboratory exercise. The first instructional activity of a 12-part series is a...
9th - 12th Science
Digestive System (Part 2)
It takes about seven seconds for food to move from the mouth to the stomach. Pupils follow food from the mouth through digestion, exploring where mechanical and chemical digestion occur. Saliva, enzymes, acids, and chyme are a small...
11 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Digestive System
The human body produces about 1.7 liters of saliva a day to aid in digestion. The digestive systems of different organisms are examined in a video that follows the digestive path, beginning with acids, moves to the importance of surface...
12 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
What Does the Pancreas Do?
We are all born with one, but how many people actually know what the pancreas does? Follow along with a short video as it examines the important role this often-overlooked organ plays in digesting food and maintaining healthy blood-sugar...
3 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable