Instructional Video

Digestive System

The human body produces about 1.7 liters of saliva a day to aid in digestion. Here is a video that explores the digestive system, highlighting the difference between mechanical and chemical digestion. Scholars then see each organ of the system, learn their jobs, and their location in digestion. The instructor also includes the four major macromolecules and where their digestion occurs. Video two in a series of 21. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • At end of the video, allow learners to discuss with a partner where CBH, proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids are digested throughout the digestive system
  • Have the class record any unknown vocabulary used in the video and discuss afterward
Classroom Considerations
  • Video two in a series of 21
  • There is a fair amount of new vocabulary in the video which may overwhelm some
  • Includes link to a review worksheet
  • Contains high-quality photos and diagrams
  • Great, engaging examples used throughout the video
  • None
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