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Title: Coolest Digestive System WebQuest Ever


1
Coolest Digestive System WebQuest Ever!
  • By Mr. Nilsen
  • Click here to go to the Introduction.

2
Introduction
  • This WebQuest will take you on a journey through
    the digestive system.
  • I have supplied each of you with questions that
    you must answer on your way through this quest.
  • If you get lost, you can click one of the titles
    to the left to get back to where you last left
    off.
  • Click here to finish introduction.

3
Introduction Continued
  • Digestion is the process by which food is changed
    into substances that can be absorbed and used by
    the body. So in other words, it is what your body
    does with the food you eat. Did you realize that
    it takes your mouth, esophagus, stomach, small
    intestine, large intestine, gallbladder, pancreas
    and liver just to digest your glass of milk?
  • You must answer the questions on the worksheet as
    you go. All of the answers are found on the
    websites throughout this WebQuest.

Click here to continue on your journey.
4
Digestive System Overview
  • When you take a bite of food, your mouth
    immediately begins the process of digestion.
  • Click here for digestive system facts.

Click here to continue on your journey.
5
Food
  • Animals get their energy from the food that they
    eat. Plants get their energy from the sun in the
    process called photosynthesis.
  • Click here for food facts.

Click here to continue on your journey.
6
Spit
  • An assembly line puts things together. Our
    digestive system is like a disassembly line--it
    takes food apart and breaks it down into parts
    that our bodies can use.
  • The first chemical that meets your food is saliva
    or spit.
  • Click here for saliva facts. (Click on questions
    in the middle of the webpage)

Click here to continue on your journey.
7
Taste Buds
  • All the different tastes that you experience from
    every kind of food are combinations of sweet,
    sour, salty, and bitter. These are the only 4
    types of taste that your taste buds can
    distinguish.
  • Click here for taste bud facts.

Click here to continue on your journey.
8
Epiglottis
  • If food is very cold or very hot, your mouth
    warms or cools it until it is nearer body
    temperature which makes it safer to swallow.
  • Click here for epiglottis facts.

Click here to continue on your journey.
9
Esophagus
  • In an adult, the esophagus is about 10 inches
    long.
  • Click here for Esophagus facts.

Click here to continue on your journey.
10
Small Intestine
  • Your small intestine has millions of small
    fingerlike structures called villi. Each villi is
    covered with even smaller fingerlike structures
    called microvilli. These structures increase the
    surface area of the small intestine. The surface
    area is increased by about 600 times over what it
    would be if the lining of the small intestines
    was flat.
  • Click here for small intestine facts.

Click here to continue on your journey.
11
Large Intestine
  • Water makes up about 3/5 of the weight of feces.
    Without the water feces are composed of about 1/3
    undigested parts of food like fiber, 1/3 dead
    bacteria, and 1/3 unwanted mineral salts, mucus,
    bile contents, and little rubbed-off bits of
    intestinal lining.
  • Click here for large intestine facts.

Click here to continue on your journey.
12
Liver
  • About 1.5 quarts of blood flow through the liver
    every minute.
  • Click here for more liver facts.

Click here to continue on your journey.
13
Pancreas
  • The pancreas produces insulin which helps to
    control the amount of sugar (glucose) in the
    blood. If the pancreas does not produce enough
    insulin or if the body cannot use insulin
    properly, the body cannot control the amount of
    sugar in the blood. This condition is called
    diabetes.
  • Click here for more Pancreas information.

Click here to continue on your journey.
14
Poop
  • If feces do not move quickly enough through the
    large intestine, then more water than usual is
    removed from the feces. This makes the feces
    harder than usual, and it may be difficult to
    expel the feces through the anus. This is called
    constipation. Diarrhea is just the opposite.
    Feces move too quickly through the large
    intestine and not enough water is removed.
  • Click here for more feces information. (Click on
    questions in the middle of the webpage)

Click here to continue on your journey.
15
Gas
  • Every time you eat a meal, you swallow about
    9/10ths of a pint of air.
  • Click here for more gas information. (Click on
    questions in the middle of the webpage)

Click here to continue on your journey.
16
Vomit
  • Click here for vomit information. (Click on
    questions in the middle of the webpage)

Click here to continue on your journey.
17
Random Facts
  • The liver regulates the levels of vitamins and
    minerals in the blood by storing them until they
    are needed.
  • Click here for more random facts.

Click here to continue on your journey.
18
Conclusion
  • Now you know how our food is converted to energy
    in our bodies. Pretty cool, isnt it?
  • I hope you enjoyed our journey through the
    digestion process.
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