Digestion

This area covers: the digestion process.

Digestion

Digestion involves different parts of the body, each having an important role.

Energy and nutrients provided by food and drink are utilised by the body in a process called digestion.

Pupils should recognise the parts of the body involved in digestion and know their roles in the four major phases of the digestion process.

This area covers:

  • the digestion process.

The digestion process

  • To introduce the digestion process, show The digestion process presentation. Task the pupils to complete The digestion process worksheet.
  • Using the information from The digestion process presentation, ask the pupils to complete one of the following three activities:
    • Digestive stages worksheet – pupils draw each role different parts of the body (mouth, teeth, stomach, intestines) play in digestion;
    • Digestive functions worksheet – pupils match the body part to the function;
    • Label the digestive system worksheet – pupils link the body part name to the correct part of the body.
  • Show the short video clips which explain Ingestion, Digestion, Absorption and Elimination.
  • To check understanding, challenge the pupils to complete the Kahoot digestion quiz. Use the Kahoot digestion quiz Q&A to check their answers.
  • Challenge the pupils to create a learning resource to use with the rest of the class using the Digestion Key terms and definitions. They could use the internet and create a crossword puzzle in which the words are terms and the clues are definitions or a word search in which the definition rather than the word is given as a clue.

Digestion resources

11 - 14 YR
The digestion process presentation

A presentation exploring the digestion process.

11 - 14 YR
The digestion process worksheet

A worksheet exploring the digestion process.

11 - 14 YR
Digestive stages worksheet

A worksheet looking at the different stages of digestion

11 - 14 YR
Digestive functions worksheet

A worksheet looking at digestive functions.

11 - 14 YR
Label the digestive system worksheet

A worksheet about labeling the digestive system.

11 - 14 YR
Digestion quiz

A quiz about digestion.

Video resources

multi-yr
An introduction to digestion

A video about digestion.

multi-yr
An short introduction to digestion

A video about digestion.

multi-yr
Introduction to absorption in the small intestine

A video about digestion.

multi-yr
Digestion

A video about digestion.

multi-yr
The mouth and the oesophagus

A video about digestion.

multi-yr
The colon

A video about digestion.

multi-yr
Small intestine

A video about digestion.

multi-yr
The stomach

A video about digestion.

multi-yr
Ingestion

A video about digestion.

multi-yr
Absorption

A video about digestion.

multi-yr
Elimination

A video about digestion.

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