How Your Digestive System Works

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Ever wonder why it takes awhile to feel full when you eat a meal or snack? Follow food in its fantastic, 40-hour journey through your body with a video about the digestive system! Young anatomists explore the process of digestion, beginning before you take the first bite, all the way to excretion.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the included digestive system text resource from the National Institutes of Health as supplemental reading
  • Extend the lesson by incorporating a study of the enzymes present in the digestive system
Classroom Considerations

  • Only requires a basic understanding of cells

  • Descriptions of each organ and its function are thorough and grade-appropriate
  • Illustrations help viewers follow the path of food through the body

  • None
Common Core