Are you teaching about the digestive system? Do you want your students having conversations about the parts and functions of the system? Do you want them to research some diseases of the system? Do you want students to learn about the digestive system by brainstorming and cooperative learning? If you are looking for a few lessons to start learning about the digestive system, then these lesson plans may be just what you need.
This bundle of lesson plans includes:
1. Introductory Brainstorm boxes – group activity
2 Optional lesson plan for Chalk talk/Gallery walk – Cultures of Thinking routine and
student note sheet
3. 1 Magic Squares bell work or exit ticket worksheet and answer key
4. Medical book research idea – research 6 diseases of the digestive system
5. Digestive system Mix N’ Match task cards
6. Organs of the digestive system Task cards and student graphic organizer
*Answer keys have been included, when applicable. Could teach 1-2 weeks, depending on how long you have students brainstorm and do their research. These plans do not replace the textbook, nor provide reading material. The goal is to make the lessons more engaging for students using cooperative learning and brainstorming.
TOGETHER WE ALL LEARN MORE!
Subject: Anatomy, Biology
Grades: High school, Home school
Keywords: Enzymes associated with digestion, organs/parts of the digestive system and their functions (i.e. Mouth, Teeth, Tongue, Esophagus, Stomach, Small and Large Intestines, Rectum and Anus, Pancreas, Liver and Gallbladder), diseases and disorders of the Digestive system.