Life Science

Digestive System and Nutrition

Does anyone have any ideas or know of any resources on how to go about teaching high school students the digestive/excretory system, where healthy nutrition is the guiding principle?

Claudia Diaz
Claudia Bolanos
1408 Activity Points

Hello Claudia, I found two journals that might provide you with helpful information about healthy nutrition and the digestive system. One is named what choices lead to a healthy lifestyles? it is a two hour on-line interactive inquiry based content modules that help teachers better understand the science content they teach. The second one is named Big Mac and Healthy teens, exploring fast food as part of a healthy adolescent lifestyles. hope it helps you, Maria L

Maria Lizarazo
Maria Lizarazo
2560 Activity Points

Thank you. I can really use this.

Janice Novello
Janice Novello
6985 Activity Points

You could always have students depict the journey of different kinds of food from start to finish in a human-sized graphic organizer or something similar. You could assign each group different organs to elaborate on their role in digestion. When I taught A&P my students really enjoyed this animated walk through, as well: http://kitses.com/animation/swfs/digestion.swf

Erica Danaee
Erica Danaee
3045 Activity Points

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