Friday, October 1, 2010

Activity #15: Digestion Reading

Today students participated in activity #15 which was a reading about the details of our digestive system. Students learned two new vocab words which were nutrients and absorption. Students did the 4-corner vocabulary activity with these new words which include the word's definition, a picture the resembles that word, and a sentence that includes that word in it. We discussed how our stomach digests food with the help of hydrochloric acid and how our teeth use mechanical break down to cut food into smaller pieces. The final activity of the day was to write a paragraph that explains the function of the digestive system.

Next week: We will study the respiratory system and the nervous system. We will dissect the brain and eyeball next week as well!

Have a great weekend!