The Digestive System

Discover how the human body's digestive system works with a brain and stomach friendly activity. Scholars taste test a variety of foods to find out how they behave once in the mouth. Class members then play a game called Move That Apple that gets learners thinking and working collaboratively. Continue the learning experience, or check for understanding, through a web quest highlighting details about the mouth, esophagus, stomach, and intestines. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Replicate and display the flow chart on page seven for student reference 
  • Invite learners to bring in items of food for the tasting portion of the lesson 
  • Assign the web quest as homework 
  • Research class members food issues before beginning the lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • This activity is one of five lessons in a human body lesson series 
  • Most worksheets and the SMART board file are missing from the resource; however, modifications allow for the remaining activities to be implemented 
  • A variety of materials are required; be sure to take classroom allergies into consideration 
  • Pupils require access to computers or mobile learning devices 
Pros

  • The lesson plan is written in detail 
  • Modifications, alternative assessments, and vocabulary are listed to support teacher instruction 
Cons

  • Three of the six links no longer work 
Common Core

NGSS