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Video Information and Comprehension Questions
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Digestion

The following questions appear onscreen in the video. Feel free to integrate them into your lesson plan as needed.


 
Questions to consider before watching the video:
  • Your body needs food for energy and strength. The digestive system breaks down food into energy. Consider what you know about digestion.
  • As you watch the program, note how various organs are all connected and the roles they play in the digestive process.
Questions to consider after watching the video:
  • Digestion is the process of breaking down food into a form that can be used by the body's tissues. Explain the functions of each part of the digestive system.
  • What is the role of each part in aiding digestion?
  • Why is digestion described as both a mechanical and a chemical process?
Suggested activity
Design a science exhibit explaining the role of each part of the digestive system. Use common kitchen items-such as a blender or disposal to recreate the digestive tract.