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Digestive System Web Activity!
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Key: Bold Words are Questions you need to answer on a loose-leaf paper



Italicized and underlined words are directions
Go to: http://www.kidshealth.org/teen/your_body/body_basics/digestive_system.html

  1. Read What Is the Digestive System and What Does It Do?” Why do we digest food in the first place? Explain in your own words. What nutrients are involved?



    1. Click on “Body Basics: Digestive System” in the blue box.

    2. Click on each organ and read.

  1. You already know some of these facts! Name at least 3 organs and a fact about each that you learned from this diagram.


    1. Scroll down to, “Things That Can Go Wrong with the Digestive System.”

  1. What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and what digestive organs does it involve? Describe it in your own words.



  1. What is Cystic Fibrosis and what digestive organs does it involve? Describe it in your own words.


  1. What is Hepatitis and what digestive organs does it involve? Describe it in your own words.



  1. Go to: http://www.medtropolis.com/VBody.asp

  2. Click on “English,” “Digestive Track,” and “Guided Tour”

  3. Participate in the “Guided Tour.” Watch the animations, they are very helpful! WATCH EVERYTHING




  1. Name and explain 2 things that you were able to visualize more clearly about the digestive system since you went on the tour.

  1. Go Back to the menu options for the digestive system and click on “Organize Your Organs” and click “Start Game” Play this!!

    1. Go to: http://library.thinkquest.org/15873/zoo/digestive/animals.shtml Many of you may be wondering how your digestive system compares to that of other animals.




  1. Why do herbivores have a more specialized digestive system than that of a carnivore?


  1. Choose an animal that you are most interested in. What are at least 3 differences and/or similarities between yours and the animal’s digestive system? Describe in your own words!


  1. http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/digest/index.htm

  2. First, play “Building Your System”

  3. Next, click on “Inside Story” and check out the neat pictures!

  4. Finally, click on, “Food Path.”




  1. Drag some foods into the body. Name at least 2 differences between how some of these foods were digested from each other.


  1. Now that you’ve learning some facts about your digestive system, do you think that your digestive system is made of mostly voluntary or involuntary muscles? Explain.


  1. Go To: http://yucky.discovery.com/flash/body/pg000029.html

  2. Click one of the topics on the right side of the screen: “Pick a Body Function”

**You will need to choose belches, gas and vomit to answer the following questions.


  1. Where does the gas that is released from your body come from? Explain after you have read the facts.


  1. What makes your body vomit and what is it made of?



  1. http://kidshealth.org/kid/htbw/_bfs_DSmoviesource.html

  2. This movie will trace an apple through the digestive system.




  1. How did this movie better help you understand the digestive system?


    1. Go to: http://www.mypyramid.gov/pyramid/index.html to look at what makes up the food pyramid, how much of these foods you need and what nutrients they give to your body.




  1. List the different food groups and some examples of what fits in each food group.



  1. Pick 2 different foods and describe how these foods benefit the health of your body.


    1. Go to: http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/dnpabmi/ and calculate your BMI (body mass index) to see if you are at a healthy weight.




  1. My BMI is _____________ and I fit in the _________________ category.



When you finish the web activities enjoy these quizzes and games….

  • Go to: Take the quiz! http://kidshealth.org/kid/htbw/_bfs_DSquizsource.html

  • http://www.quia.com/jg/66042.html

  • http://www.curriculumbits.com/prodimages/details/biology/bio0004.html

Click on “Click here to preview” Take the quiz!

  • http://msjensen.cehd.umn.edu/webanatomy/


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