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Human Anatomy and Physiology


Absorption & Excretion


A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

 

Human Anatomy and Physiology: Standard 5 - Absorption & Excretion
Checks for Understanding
5.1 | 5.2 | 5.3 | 5.4 | 5.5 | 5.6 | 5.7 | 5.8 | 5.9 | 5.10 | 5.11 | 5.12

Science Curriculum Standards
3251 - Human Anatomy and Physiology

Internet Resources
Compare the structure and function of organs in the digestive system.
5.1
  1. Activity: Constructing a Digestive System Model - Follow the instructions to create a model of the system. Also includes other worksheet activities to help understand the organs and functions of the digestive system. An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  2. Body Basics Article: Digestive System - All you need to know about the digestive system, including an Interactive Diagram that provides information over the various structures as you roll your mouse over each one. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  3. Crossword Puzzle: Digestive System - Print off the puzzle for students to complete the crossword puzzle. This link includes something for the teacher to print
  4. Digestion - Function and structures of the digestive system. An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  5. Digestive System - Learn about the anatomy, functions and more. Includes a self checking quiz as well. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  6. Digestive System Activities - Numerous interactive activities, quizzes, demonstrations, etc.
  7. Digestive System Lessons and Activities - A variety of handouts, activities, presentations, lessons and more. An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  8. Food and the Digestive System - Lesson plan with a purpose "to learn about the digestive system. To begin to explore where nutrients come from, as well as their importance for particular tasks in the body." A lesson plan can be found at this site
  9. Functions of the Digestive System - Digestive system chapter that includes vocabulary, activities and questions to check that the objectives were learned. An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  10. Interactive Lesson and Exam - Understand the human digestive system, emphasis on balanced diet and enzymes information This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  11. Introduction to Digestion and Nutrition - Module with a variety of lessons on the structure and function of the digestive system as well as other topics related to digestion. An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format A lesson plan can be found at this site
  12. Learn the Structures - Free printable diagram for students to label and color the various structures of the digestive system. An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  13. Lesson Plan: Digestive System - "The purpose of this lesson will be to help students understand the function of the digestive system and how it relates to the well-being of the body as a whole." A lesson plan can be found at this site
  14. Lesson Plan 2 - "This lesson is designed to help students learn the structure and function of the organs in the digestive system. They will use the Internet to research the information and do classroom experiments to solidify their knowledge. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  15. Organs of Digestion - Interactive animation explaining the function of the digestive system. A self checking quiz follows the animation to see that the concepts are understood. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  16. Organs of the Digestive System and their Functions - Find out about the organs that contribute to the breaking-down process of food.
  17. Practice Test: Digestive System - 57 question test on the organs, functions, etc. of the digestive system. Answers provided on the last pages. An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  18. Spanish Version: The Digestive System and How It Works
  19. Structure and Function of Digestive System - Overview of the complex system known as the digestive system.
  20. The Digestive System - From WebMD. Find out what happens to food as it makes its way through the digestive system.
  21. Tour the Digestive System - Learn what each organ does one by one.
  22. Worksheets: Digestive System - Variety of worksheets for learning the various organs and functions of the digestive system.A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded
Contrast mechanical and chemical digestion.
5.2
  1. Chemical and Mechanical Digestion - The difference in how food is broken apart to be absorbed through the intestinal walls.
  2. Chemical vs. Mechanical Digestion - Difference between the two digestions.
  3. Digest This! - Numerous activities and lessons. Activity #1 topic is mechanical and chemical digestion. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  4. Digestion Lesson Plan - Objective is to learn how our food is broken down mechanically and chemically. A lesson plan can be found at this site An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  5. Lesson: Mechanical and Chemical Digestion - Classroom activity examining both processes and observe how enzymes affect the rate of chemical digestion. A lesson plan can be found at this site An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  6. Mechanical Digestion: The Initial Breakdown of Digestion - Class activity to see how mechanical digestion aids chemical digestion.A lesson plan can be found at this site
  7. Tales from the Tummy - Lesson involving creative writing by the student with an objective of describing each organ in the digestive system and its function as well as distinguishing between chemical and mechanical digestion. A lesson plan can be found at this site An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  8. What is Mechanical and Chemical Digestion? - From eHow.com. Also includes information on the "Differences Between Chemical and Mechanical Digestion"as well as instructions on "How to Compare Chemical and Mechanical Digestion."
  9. Why is it Important to Chew? - Classroom activity to assist in learning why and how particle size aids in effective digestion. A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded
Trace a selected food through the alimentary canal.
5.3
  1. A Journey Through The Alimentary Canal - The journey of a chicken sandwich as it contains all the macro nutrients which will need to be digested. Diagrams included.
  2. Animated Digestion - Impressive interactive animation showing the digestion process. Pick a food to eat and click on each stage of the digestion process to see the explanations of what is occurring. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  3. Canal Movements - Description of the two movements, mixing and peristalsis, the alimentary canal makes to move food along.
  4. Digestion Lesson Plan - Objective includes tracing a piece of food through the alimentary canal. A lesson plan can be found at this site An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  5. Digestive System Slides - PowerPoint slides outlining the general characteristics of the alimentary canal with detailed diagrams indicating the path which food travels. An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format A PowerPoint show related to this standard
  6. Quiz: Digestion - 45 question quiz plus 13 question for identifying structures of the digestive system. Quiz includes questions about the passage of food through the alimentary canal, answer key provided. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  7. Web Tutorial: Digestion and Absorption of Food - Explains the role of each part of the digestive system including the passage of food through the alimentary canal. An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  8. The Alimentary Canal - PowerPoint from worldofteaching.com. A PowerPoint show related to this standard
  9. The Bottomless Pit - Describes in detail the functional anatomy of the alimentary canal.
  10. The Digestion of Food - Detailed outline of the chemical breakdown of food.
Identify the enzymes and biochemical reactions that facilitate digestion.
5.4
  1. Digestive Enzymes - Video providing detailed information on enzymes and different parts of the gut that produce enzymes. Video is interactive and students must click at various parts to continue hearing the information. A video is available through this link
  2. Digestive Enzymes 2 - Biology lesson on enzymes and how they work.
  3. Digestive Enzymes Practice Test - Multiple choice questions; self checking. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  4. Enzymes - Description of the characteristics, uses and how enzymes work.
  5. Enzymes and Digestion - Information on enzymes: how they work, where they are produced and the various uses of them.
  6. Enzymes and Digestion - Interactive presentation describing enzymes.
  7. Enzymes and Digestion Activity - Interactive video detailing how enzymes help respiration and digestion. A video is available through this link
  8. Enzymes and Digestion Quiz - Multiple choice quiz on enzymes and digestion. Self checking. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  9. Enzymes Involved in Digestion - Outlines the specific enzymes and also provides a summary chart for them.
Explain how the products of digestion are absorbed.
5.5
  1. Absorption - The four mechanisms of absorption.
  2. Absorption of Food - Describes the GI process and the digestion of food.
  3. Digestion - Diagrams and descriptions of digestive process.
  4. Digestion and Absorption - Explanation of how food is absorbed. A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded
  5. Practice Test - Multiple choice questions on digestion, absorption and transport. Self checking. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  6. The Digestion Process - How the normal digestive system works. Absorption in the small intestines. Includes quiz questions.
  7. The Human GI Tract - Very descriptive outline explaining the process of digesting food including absorption.
  8. Web Tutorial: The Digestion and Absorption of Food - Tutorial showing how carbs, proteins and fats are digested; how nutrients are absorbed from food; and how wastes are eliminated. Includes a lot of interactive activities including a pre and post test. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  9. Where Did That Sandwich Go? - Lesson plan explaining digestion and absorption. Includes quiz. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding A lesson plan can be found at this site
Compare and contrast the male and female urinary systems.
5.6
  1. Genito-Urinary System - Interactive online practice of the upper and lower urinary tract. Has diagrams of both the male and female lower urinary tract; click on each label of the diagram to read more about the function of each body part.
  2. Label the Diagram - Interactive diagram. For each green dot, drag the correct label to identify the part. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  3. Lower Urinary System - Development of the male and female urethra.
  4. Male Urinary System - YouTube video with narration and diagrams describing the system. A video is available through this link
  5. Male/Female Urethra - From Wikipedia.
  6. Urinary Anatomy - Description of what makes up the urinary system, including how it works.
  7. Urinary System Structure and Function - Video detailing the urinary system. A video is available through this link
  8. Urinary System Unit - Lesson plans with outlined information on the urinary systems. Includes activities for students also, such as matching worksheets and diagrams that should be labeled. A lesson plan can be found at this site
Explain how the kidneys act to maintain homeostasis.
5.7
  1. Excretion and Homeostasis - Lesson plan for teaching about the urinary system and the structures and function of the kidneys.A lesson plan can be found at this site A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded
  2. Homeostasis: The Steady State - Lesson and activities. An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  3. Kidneys and Homeostasis Lesson - Explains the functions of the kidney and includes activities and quizzes. An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  4. Lesson: The Urinary System - Overview of lesson with a focus on the kidney and the main function of the kidney. Includes diagrams of the kidney and urinary tract as well as activities for students to do. A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded
  5. Maintaining the Excretory System - Lesson, lab, interactive active and hand-in assignments. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  6. Quiz on Urinary System #1 - Focus is on kidneys. Click a question card and then click the answer choice card that best fits the question. Recommended for 7th - 12th grade. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  7. Quiz on Urinary System #2 - Click a question card and then click the answer choice card that best fits the question. Recommended for 7th - 12th grade. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  8. The Urinary System - Detailed information explaining the anatomy and role of the kidney.
  9. Urinary System - From Wikipedia. Emphasis on the kidneys and their role.
  10. Urinary Tract: Kidney - Slides detailing the function of the kidneys in the urinary system.
  11. Water and the Urinary System - The importance of water and the kidneys for our body to function. An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  12. Your Kidneys - Everything you need to know about the kidneys, including an interactive diagram.
Identify the parts of a nephron and describe how they assist in urine formation.
5.8
  1. Function of the Nephron - Video identifying the parts of the nephron and how it pertains to urine formation. A video is available through this link
  2. Nephron - Description, diagram and details about the nephron and kidney.
  3. Structure of the Nephron - Worksheet for students to color the diagrams labeling the parts of the nephron. Also contains information explaining the function of the nephron and has questions at the end. This link includes something for the teacher to print
  4. The Nephron - YouTube video with detailed graphics and narration of the parts of a nephron as well as the role of the nephron. A video is available through this link
  5. The Urinary System - Detailed information describing nephrons with a diagram identifying the parts.
  6. Urine Formation - Video detailing the formation of urine and begins with the nephron. A video is available through this link
  7. Urine Formation in the Nephron - 5 page lesson with interactive activities. Includes a module with hand-in assignments. A lesson plan can be found at this site This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
Describe the composition of urine.
5.9
 
Describe a countercurrent mechanism and explain how it concentrates urine.
5.10
 
Discuss the importance of water and electrolyte balance.
5.11
 
Describe how body temperature is regulated.
5.12
 

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