Label Digestive System

This worksheet was designed for anatomy students to practice labeling the organs of the digestive system. It is a little more advanced than what is typically seen in health or basic biology classes because it includes the three sections of the small intestine (duodenum, jejunum, ileum) and the three sections of the colon.

(Note: I excluded the section of the sigmoid colon is not on the labeling, but you could add it if your students learn it. Some textbooks omit.)

There are two versions included in the Google doc (and pdf file), one has a word bank and the other does not. This can be used for differentiated instruction or even as a way for students to practice with a word bank and then move onto something more challenging.

I usually do not assign grades for this type of practice. It is fairly easy for students to just look up the answers. I spend a lot of time in anatomy encouraging students to look at these types of worksheets as a way to study, practice, and become prepared for chapter assessments.

I usually give students about 10 minutes to do the worksheet and then project the image on the whiteboard and have volunteers write down the answers so students in class can check their work.

Plus, kids love writing on the whiteboard! You can also make reusable sheets by printing a colored version and tucking it into plastic sleeves. Students use dry erase markers to label the diagram. Labels can be erased for the next class!

Guided notes and Google slides also available for the digestive system.

Students can practice with this flashcards on Quizlet.

HS-LS1-2 Develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organization of interacting systems that provide specific functions within multicellular organisms