Digestive System Activities for Middle School Science
The resources below will provide students a comprehensive understanding of the digestive system. All of the following lessons are also included in the Kesler Science Membership.
The Digestive System 5E Lesson includes materials for every "E" phase, including the Digestive System Station Lab for Exploration and an interactive PowerPoint with digital INB templates for Explanation.
The lesson also includes introduction materials for Engagement, student-choice project ideas for Elaboration, and assessments for Evaluation.
After completing the Digestive System 5E Lesson, students will be able to identify the main structures and functions of the digestive system. They will also learn about some common diseases associated with the digestive system.
The Digestive System Inquiry Lab is a hands-on activity that is differentiated for advanced, on-level, and modified middle school students.
Students will become a digestive system model and participate in the structure and function of the digestive system. Students will explore mechanical and chemical digestion, the structure and main functions of the digestive system, the concepts of enzymes, peristalsis, and why we need food.
The Digestive System Inquiry Lab includes a brief reading passage, comprehension checks, hands-on activities, reflection questions, and a CER conclusion.
Digestive System Classroom Experiences
Create a powerful student experience to help solidify students' understanding about the digestive system. The following experience is also included in the Kesler Science Membership.
The Body Systems Escape Room is an immersive experience for your students. It allows them to demonstrate their knowledge of all the major body systems and their structures and functions.
Students must use what they have learned to demonstrate an understanding of the structure and function of each of the different body systems to complete the escape room.
These year-round activities will increase your students' understanding of many middle school science topics. All of these activities are also included in the Kesler Science Membership.
You're not alone if your students struggle with understanding graphs, charts, and tables. It's a skill that takes an enormous amount of practice. This resource will help students build a strong foundation in analyzing data and creating their own data visualizations.
These middle school science bell ringers are an excellent way to engage your students as soon as they walk into your classroom. This comprehensive FULL YEAR resource includes everything you need to start off each science class with an interesting warm-up activity.
Each game board has been carefully designed to keep students engaged. There are 10 different action spaces on each board and dozens of question cards. All of the actions are related to science concepts and keep the students motivated throughout the game.
Each game is ready to play. Simply print out the board and the cards and let the students enjoy reviewing nine different units.
Essential Questions and Standards
Below are the essential questions and standards associated with the lessons and activities included in the digestive system unit. This topic is only one of more than 100 middle school science topics included in the Kesler Science Membership.
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