The Digestive System

Introduction

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Do you ever wonder what happens to the food after you eat it? Where does it go? Or, how does eating an apple provides your body with nutrients? Food is broken down by our digestive system to provide our bodies with nutrients through the process of digestion. The assignment on this webQuest is based on the structure and function of the digestive systems. The activities will help you learn about the different organs that make up the digestive system.

Task

To successfully complete this assignment, students will:

  • Watch a video based on the digestive system and document essential information on the organs that make up the system.
  • Complete reading assignment on the digestive system and use information to create a table with the parts of the digestive system and their respective functions.
  • Write a paragraph highlighting the importance of the digestive system.
  • Complete a worksheet based on the digestive system. 
Process
  1. Watch the video below and document information on the function of the digestive system.

 

 

2. Click the link below to read page one of the document. Record information on the parts of the digestive system in a table as shown below.

http://www.most.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Digestive_SystemHS.pdf

 

Parts of the Digestive System
Organs Functions 
Mouth Human digestion begins in the mouth where food is chewed and masticated.
   

 

3. Write a paragraph on the importance of the digestive system.

4. Click on the link below to open the worksheet. After completing it, click finish and then select the option that allows you to email it to your teacher. 

https://www.liveworksheets.com/qm1349010jv

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Evaluation
The Digestive System

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Organization  of table     Table is accurately with two columns (organs/functions) Information recorded is not presented in a table
Content of table   Table contains 10-8 organs with their functions correctly stated Table contains 7-6 organs with their functions correctly stated Table contains less than 5 organs with their functions correctly stated
Content of  paragraph Paragraph contains excellent points on the importance of the digestive system  Paragraph contains fairly good points on the importance of the digestive system  Paragraph contains satisfactory points on the importance of the digestive system  Paragraph poorly states points on the importance of the digestive system 
Grammar of paragraph   Paragraph is correctly punctuated with 1-3 grammatical errors Paragraph is correctly punctuated with 4-5 grammatical errors Paragraph is poorly punctuated and contains several  grammatical errors

 

Credits

 Information for this webquest was obtained from the following sources:

 https://www.liveworksheets.com/qm1349010jv

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SD8kLAD1jnA

http://www.most.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Digestive_SystemHS.pdf