Human digestive system (Grade 11). By B. Mhlebi 212108298


In grade 9, you learnt about the process of 'Digestion'. It is a system used in the body for the process of digestion. The human digestive system consists primarily of the digestive tract, or the series of structures and organs through which food and liquids pass during their processing into forms absorbable into the bloodstream. The system also consists of the structures through which wastes pass in the process of elimination and other organs that contribute juices necessary for the digestive process. You will need to be farmiliar with the organs of digestion.


Task 1: Work in groups of 5 and try to find information about the process of digestion.

Task 2: Gather information about digestive organs and their locations.

Task 3: Find out what each organ's main functions are, and also find out the type and function of a substance, if any, each organ secrete.

Task 4: Each group will join another group to create 10 learners per group. The groups will then discuss what they have learnt, and will be given 5 minutes each to present their information to the class.

Task 5: Groups will select three people to present the information.


Two members from each previous group will be selected to present the information.

Learner 1

Leaner 2

Learner 3

Learner 4

Group leader



Time keeper



Lead researcher-group1



Lead researcher-group2



Task 1:

Find out what the digestive system is.


Task 2:

Find out what the accessory organs are and how they aid in the digestive process.


Task 3:

Investigate the digestive substances/ juices secreted during digestion, and find out the function of each substance.


Task 4:

What would happen if the body failed to secrete one of these substances? Choose one substance.




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Total 40


Consists of incorrect information

Contains little incorrect information. Note taking adequate.

It reaches necessary requirements

Outstanding amount of information


Group work

Do not work well as a group. Members are inadequate

Group work is somewhat adequate. Only 2 members does the work

Teamwork is good. Almost all members contribute

Group does well together and everyone plays their part


Presentation creativity

Little to no creativity

Presentation is somewhat creative

The presentation is neat and acceptable

Presentation is creative and has legible writing and all necessary information is included



By now you should have learned what the process of digestion is. You should have learned about all the accessory organs that are involved in the process of digestion. You should have also learned the functions of each organ in the digestive process.

Teacher Page

Learners will all write summaries of what they have learned.