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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 What Makes Flatulence
Have you ever wanted to use a whoopie cushion during a middle school class? If so, then this is the lesson for you! Pupils conduct an experiment to observe the build-up of gases as food breaks down. While recognizing the role of giggling...
5th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review 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
New Review Digestive System (Part 3)
The large intestine is about five feet long — how is that possible?! An interesting video explores what happens when digestion and intestines don't work as intended. The 35th in a series of 47, the resource specifically teaches about the...
10 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