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The Digestive System

All About Your Digestive System – Its Parts and Functions
Note from Mrs. G. This sit
e,  http://easyscienceforkids.com, looks like it is for younger students.  Don't worry about that as there is some very good information here, including the graphic below.
Your body starts getting ready for digestion as soon as you smell the food. When you take a bite of your favorite food, saliva mixes with it to make it soft. The food is pushed along through the esophagus to your stomach. Acids and juices in your stomach break it down more. The liver and intestines pull out nutrients that your body needs, and the food goes on its way. Other organs also help you digest your food.
Topic: Digestive system   Language: English   Lexile: 890  Video   http://easyscienceforkids.com  


Digestive System
If we feel hungry, we eat and then go about our business. Few of us realize that as long as 20 hours after we eat that pizza or hot dog our body is still working to turn the usable portion into energy and discard the rest. This site explains that process in a detailed but easy to understand way. The site covers the path food takes from the time it enters the body, digestive disorders, and includes a diagram that represents how food travels through the esophagus and intestines. The diagram requires Micromedia Flash to view.
Topic: Digestion, Digestive system   Language: English, Spanish   Lexile: 1150  Audio  http://kidshealth.org

The Digestive System
Find out why your stomach growls when you are hungry. Understand that eating isn't just about yummy food but about fueling your body. Explore the parts of the digestive system from your mouth to your bowels. Your mouth, stomach, and intestines turn food into nutrients by using saliva and gastric juices to break it down. Investigate the roles of the liver and pancreas in tackling fat, protein, and sugar. Water and nutrients are absorbed from your food in the intestines.
Topic: Digestion, Digestive system   Language: English   Lexile: BR   Image collection  http://studyjams.scholastic.com

Digestive System Parts and Functions
Ever wondered how the human digestive system works? The digestive system is a series of organs that convert food into nutrients that can be used up by the body. The organs also play a critical role in the removal of unused material from the body. The digestive system, also known as the gastrointestinal tract, is made up of the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum and the anus. Read on to find out more about the digestive system parts and functions.  http://www.medguidance.com/thread/Digestive-System-Parts-and-Functions.html


"Why is digestion important?

Digestion is important for breaking down food into nutrients, which the body uses for energy, growth, and cell repair. Food and drink must be changed into smaller molecules of nutrients before the blood absorbs them and carries them to cells throughout the body. The body breaks down nutrients from food and drink into carbohydrates, protein, fats, and vitamins."