The Human Digestive System – Fully editable and Complete 5E Lesson. By purchasing this bundle you will save 40% vs. purchasing the individual components separately.
• Students will be able to describe the structure and function of the digestive system as well as the path food takes through it
• The students will learn about accessory organs, such as the liver, and how they aid in digestion
• Use arguments supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells.
• Develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organization of interacting systems that provide specific functions within multicellular organisms.
• In multicellular organisms, the body is a system of multiple interacting subsystems. These subsystems are groups of cells that work together to form tissues and organs that are specialized for particular body functions.
• Demonstrate an understanding of animal anatomy and physiology, and describe disorders of the digestive systems.
• Explain the anatomy of the digestive system and the importance of digestion in providing nutrients needed for energy and growth
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How does the 5E model facilitate learning?
• It emphasizes inquiry, critical thinking, and the process of science
• Its success is backed by countless scientific studies that demonstrate its effectiveness
• It is built around the idea that humans construct knowledge and meaning from their
learning experiences. That they build upon their prior knowledge and to be effective, learning needs to be active and allow the participants to construct new knowledge from their experiences
– This could involve a short video with probing question or a discussion based around current events, common misconceptions, etc.
– Creates interest and excitement for your students
– Asks questions and probes their initial conceptions
– Students use and develop creative thinking skills, make observations, record results, and make connections
– In this phase, students will complete a special 7-station, Lab Activity where they will gain real experiences with the topic
**Note: The lab station activity requires very little preparation or materials**
– For a complete description of the lab station activity, please see below
– This is the instructional phase where concepts are presented to the students in a clear and applicable way
– Students develop understanding of the content
– Observations and experiences are discussed and critiqued
– Students develop vocabulary
– Students are able to connect the content presented to previous experiences
– The lesson comes in PowerPoint and .PDF formats. For a complete description of the lesson, please see below
– This phase involves the students completing an activity or assignment that forces them to expand their thinking and knowledge of the topic
– Students use their newly obtained knowledge to propose solutions and extend their learning to new situations
– Students are given the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding and evaluate their own progress
– This phase will have your students complete a quiz or complete an assignment
The NRC’s How People Learn has synthesized decades of research across many different disciplines about how people learn (NRC, 1999 blue right-pointing triangle). Key findings from that synthesis include the following. First, students (people) must be interested and engaged in what they are learning and find it useful and meaningful. Second, students (people) must be actively involved in the process of teaching and learning, comparing new information to previous ideas, constructing new understandings, and quite simply changing their own minds about how the world works. And third, students (people) need opportunities to apply what they have learned to new situations, to check the completeness of their understanding, and to evaluate their own learning for themselves. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2931660/)
By incorporating this 5E lesson, you will provide your students with a meaningful and coherent way of learning that best suits their needs. You will also utilize technology in a way that creates order and promotes understanding.
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This fully editable Lab Station Activity on the Human Digestive System is meant to get your kids out of their seats and engaged in the content. Each station not only offers a unique opportunity to test your students’ knowledge (offer an opinion, answer questions based on a video or reading, draw, etc.), but also provides a fantastic learning opportunity where your kids are learning through assessment. Each station comes with a description card while some also contain more detailed instructions, a reading, questions to answer, etc. Students are equipped with a recording sheet (passport) to write their answers. There is almost no prep for you. Simply print the cards, lay them out around the room and you’re all set. An answer key is also provided where applicable.
This lab activity covers:
– The organs of the human digestive system.
– Disorders of the digestive system
Bonus Activities: To ensure your students don’t have any downtime between stations, your lab also includes a 10-word word scramble and word search, both with an answer key. You can use them as part of their mark, as a bonus so it’s not mandatory, etc. However you choose to use it, it will ensure that your students are always busy and never idle. Note: For stronger classes, I give the word scramble and for weaker ones, the word search.
How do the Lab Stations work? Each station is specially designed to be a unique complement to the material while at the same time, provide a valuable learning experience. Below is an overview of how each station works. In your activity, each will be tailored to the specific content.
Station 1: Get Hands-On – using their creative skills, students are required to draw or build.
Station 2: Research – using a classroom computer or their own device, students must research a specific question/issue surrounding the topic.
Station 3: Explain yourself – students write down an opinion to a question in paragraph form.
Station 4: Rest Station – students can use this time to catch up on work they didn’t have time to complete at a previous station or prepare themselves for an upcoming one.
Station 5 – Applicability reading – students read a short passage from an article, website, etc. which directly connects the classroom content to a real life application.
Station 6: Test your knowledge – students answer 5 multiple choice questions then provide a written explanation for how/why they came to their conclusions.
Station 7: Learn from the expert – using a classroom computer or their own device, students must watch a short video clip and answer the associated questions. They may stop, rewind and restart as often as they like during the time frame.
Station 8 – Rest Station.
Station 9: Become the question master – Students must create 2 multiple-choice questions, 2 true/false questions and 1 short answer question. Students must also supply the answers.
Explanation – Human Digestive System Lesson
An interactive and engaging PowerPoint with demonstrations built right in and YouTube videos hyperlinked directly onto the slides. No more searching for videos, everything you need is right here! 7 embedded videos in total including a Bill Nye video and worksheet (with an answer key) is also included. In addition, two simulations and an interactive activity are included in the PowerPoint. These are very effective at getting your kids excited about digestion.
Included in the lesson package is:
– The teacher version of the power point
– The student version of the power point
– Bill Nye video worksheet with a direct link and answer key
– 7 Hyperlinked videos embedded on the slides
Included in the lesson is a description of the function for the ________ in the human digestive system:
– Gall Bladder
– Small Intestine
– Large Intestine