This digestive system project explores the connections between the nutrients our food and the roles of the various organs of the digestive system.
To complete this project, students will need a poster board, markers or colored pencils, access to nutrient labels (printed out by a teacher or easily accessible through the internet), and copies of the guidelines, rubric, and diagrams provided in this resource.
For differentiation, this resource has four rubrics.
1) The basic project has the students identify the nutrients in the food within their meal and identify the parts of the digestive system where those nutrients are digested.
As extensions to this basic project:
2) A second rubric will to have the students arrange the organs in the digestive system. Individualized organ diagrams are offered for this project.
3) A third rubric will have students discuss what will happen to the digestion of the meal under various digestive health conditions.
4) A fourth rubric combines both extensions.
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