The Digestive System

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This lesson contains 3D models. Some of them are available after a free registration to the Lifeliqe app.

 

NGSS and CCSS aligned. Integrated in crosscutting concepts. Aligned with principal science textbooks.

 

The lesson describes human digestive system and explains its functioning.

 

Methodology:

• Discussion

• Reading

• Lecture

• Experiment

• Assessment

 

The principal learning objectives are:

• Identify the organs and functions of the digestive system.

• Outline the roles of the mouth, esophagus, and stomach in digestion.

• Explain how digestion and absorption occur in the small intestine.

• List functions of the large intestine.

• Describe common diseases of the digestive system.

• Identify classes of nutrients and their functions in the human body.

• Explain how to use MyPyramid and food labels as tools for balanced eating.

• Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions

 

Science and Engineering Practices:

• Developing and Using Models

• Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking

• Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions

 

Disciplinary Core Ideas:

• LS1.C:  Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms

• PS3.D: Energy in Chemical Processes

 

Crosscutting Concepts:

• Systems and System Models

• Energy and Matter

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