The Digestive System - Humble Independent School District

The Digestive System - Humble Independent School District

The Digestive System What is the Function? Produces various chemicals to break down the food.

Filters out harmful substances. Gets rid of solid wastes. Mouth Esophagus

Stomach Small Intestine Large Intestine Helpers TRACT

The Digestive Tract Where does food pass through? Gall Bladder

Liver Pancreas What is the Esophagus the tube that connects

your mouth to your stomach What is the Stomach

A stretchy bag that holds your food after you eat (temporary storage) What is the function of your Stomach? Helps to chemically break food into

smaller pieces so your body can use it for energy and nutrition Esophagus Stomach

What is the Small Intestine Connected to the stomach and large intestine. Tube that is 20 feet long. Continues to digest food

Food stays in your small intestine for 4 to 8 hours Small Intestine

What is the Large Intestine Continues the digestion process absorbs water and vitamins Tube that is 5 feet long Waste stays for 10 to 12 hours

Large Intestine function of the Liver Factory for antibodies and bile

Largest organ WITHIN the body Stores vitamins and sugars until your body needs them Food does NOT pass through this organ

Liver What does the Gall Bladder do? Storage tank for bile which helps your body break down and use fats

Located under your liver Shaped like a pear Gall Bladder

function of the Pancreas? Helps you digest food by breaking down sugars Produces insulin

Drink plenty of water Chew your food completely before you swallow Avoid foods high in

fat Interesting Facts Food is in your digestive system for about 24 hours

You have a trap door called the epiglottis to cover your windpipe when you swallow. Your stomach mashes your food the way a baker

kneads dough for bread. What are the 2 types of Digestion? Mechanical Chemical

What is Mechanical Digestion? Mechanical Changes the physical form of

food Chew Tear Grind Mash Mix

What is Chemical Digestion? Chemical Changes the chemical composition of

food with the aid of digestive enzymes Breaks large molecules of food into very tiny molecules that can be absorbed and used by the cells in the form of nutrition.

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