What happens to the food I eat ?


Welcome to Kiddies Learning center created by Kyiesha Waugh. This website is designed to introduce and engage students about the digestive system and how it works.

Well I do hope you continue viewing to learn about how our body breaks down and digest the food we eat !!!


Your task for this lesson are the following:

1. Learn how to define digestion.

2. Learn how to identify at least three organs of the digestive system and tell the role.

3. Learn how to explain the process of how food digest.




Before we start our lesson I would like for us to read this poem about digestion. 


Digestion is the process of breaking down the food into very small pieces. After digestion the food are absorbed by the body to give energy. The group of organs which digest the food is called the digestive system.

 For digestion the food has to be broken down into very small pieces. The food we eat have to be digested because after digestion the food can be absorbed by the body to give energy.

Below is a diagram showing the organs that make up the digestive system.


Let us watch this video to see how these organs work together. 


Digestion Worksheet


1.  What are the wavelike contractions of smooth muscle that move food down the esophagus called?


2.  What structure produces bile?


3.  What is the purpose of bile?


4.  List the order food passes through your body.



5.  List three digestive organs.


6.  What is the function of the small intestine serves to these areas.


a. liver                       b.  gallbladder        

              c.  pancreas                    

d.  stomach             e.  large intestine           

7. Draw and label a small land food chain in your notebooks.



Thank you for viewing and taking part in the lesson activities. 

In a quick summary let us review what was taught.

Digestion is the process through which food is broken down by the body to supply the body with energy. This occurs through a system that is made up of organs. These organs are the mouth, esophagus,stomach, pancreas, liver, small intestine, large intestine. The mouth is where the saliva meets the food and the teeth chew and mold the food into a small ball and sends the food to the esophagus. this is the tube through which food travel to go to the stomach. Then the stomach which contain the gastric acid filled with enzymes further break down the food. It is then sent to the small intestine where the nutrients are pulled from the food and is sent to the body. bile is a chemical substance that is produced by the liver and it is stored into the small intestine.Pancreas is where the body energy is stored and the waste from digestion is sent to the large intestine.



Experts, K. H. M. (Ed.). (n.d.). Your Digestive System (for Kids). Retrieved from https://kidshealth.org/en/kids/digestive-system.html.


KidsHealth. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwrsL-lCZYo.

Teacher Page

Grade: Five

Term: Three

Unit: One

Focus Question: What happens to the food I eat?

Topic: Digestion

Attainment target:

  • Outline the path food travels from the mouth to the anus.


a. Cognitive Objective- The student will be able to build on prior knowledge about the topic Digestion.
b. Affective Objective- The student will be able to share their feelings about the organs that make up the digestive system. 
c. Psychomotor Objective- The student will be able to make drawings of the Digestive system.

The following are the lesson objectives used to create this web quest:

At the end of this lesson students should be able to: 

  • Define the Term Digestion
  • List at least five organs that makes up the Digestive system
  • Draw and label the alimentary canal
  • State the function of at least four organs in the digestive system
  • State the where Chemical digestion and Mechanical digestion takes place