What Does the Pancreas Do?

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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 levels.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Integrate the video into a life science or health unit on the digestive system
  • Create a vocabulary worksheet for students to complete while watching
  • After viewing the video, have students research diabetes and other diseases/disorders that affect the digestive system
Classroom Considerations

  • Key vocabulary terms are displayed at various points throughout the video; pause to discuss them
Pros

  • Colorful animations engage the viewer and visually support the content being presented
  • Accompanying the video is a brief assessment with five multiple choice and three short answer questions
  • Resource allows teachers to design their own lessons around the content of the video
Cons

  • None