Tag: digestive

  • Complete Cat Dissection Guide with Assessment

    Complete Cat Dissection Guide with Assessment

    A complete guide to dissecting the cat which includes student tasks, student worksheet, and link to assessments and other resources.

  • Digestive System Drag and Drop with Quiz

    Digestive System Drag and Drop with Quiz

    Use Google slides to label the digestive system. This set was made for anatomy students to practice labeling the alimentary canal and biliary system.

  • Case Study – Celiac Disease and Digestion

    Case Study – Celiac Disease and Digestion

    Case study explores the role of villi in the digestive system as student learn how gluten triggers the immune system in people with celiac disease.

  • Case Study – Gluten

    Case Study – Gluten

    This case study was created for distance learning and is a short exploration of how celiac disease affects the digestive system. This is not a long case, and should probably only take 20-30 minutes to complete. I plan to use it with breakout groups working together over Zoom or Google Classroom. The activity is presented…

  • Label Digestive System

    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…

  • Label the Digestive System of a Rabbit

    Label the Digestive System of a Rabbit

    Students in biology may or may not do extensive dissections, but most biology classes do include a unit on comparative anatomy. Many teachers substitute dissections with virtual labs or paper versions of dissections where students label, color, or cut out parts. This worksheet shows a simplified diagram of a human and a rabbit digestive system…

  • Bird Digestive System

    Bird Digestive System

    This worksheet provides an image of a chicken focused on the digestive system as part of an overall unit on comparative anatomy. Students label the major organs of the system which are similar to the human and frog. The chicken does have some digestive system adaptations , such as a crop, proventriculus, and gizzard, which…

  • Digestive Concept Map

    Digestive Concept Map

    Students use this concept map to reinforce their understanding of the digestive system and how structures within that system are related. The mouth is where food is chewed and mixed with saliva. Saliva contains enzymes that start to break down food. The esophagus is a muscular tube that connects the mouth to the stomach. The…

  • Body Systems Graphic Organizer

    Body Systems Graphic Organizer

    Graphic of the body systems where students fill in blanks about structures within the organ system and their functions.   This concept map can be used as a review or as a way to organize notes over the body systems.

  • Modeling the Alimentary Canal

    Modeling the Alimentary Canal

    In this activity, students use string to model the gastrointestinal tract as a scale model.  I’ve noticed that students do have difficulty with the concept of scaling, which is one of the crosscutting concepts listed in the NGSS. The directions give students measurements for a 1/3 scale model, the human alimentary canal is about 9…

  • Model the Digestive System with Coloring

    Model the Digestive System with Coloring

    The digestive system is a series of organs that work together to break down food into nutrients that the body can use. The digestive system includes the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum, and anus. Coloring activities can be helpful to give students a chance to model the organ systems.  I short, coloring…

  • The Anatomy of a Bony Fish

    The Anatomy of a Bony Fish

    Learn the anatomy of the fish with this coloring worksheet. Student Activity This coloring worksheet. provides a basic overview of the anatomy of a bony fish.  Students color the fish according to the directions with each organ and fins being labeled by number.   Students will not need a reference to complete the activity, as…

  • Investigation: Rat Dissection

    Investigation: Rat Dissection

    Provides instructions for dissecting a preserved rat. Students start with the external anatomy, then locate muscles, bones, and then the major organs.