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Health Education - 7th

Exploring the Human Body: The Digestive System

Learning Outcomes:

  • Know the main organs and functions of the digestive system
  • Understand the process of digestion
  • Can explain the importance of a healthy diet for proper digestion

Methodology:

This activity will involve a combination of hands-on exploration, group discussions, and multimedia resources.

Resources/Materials:

  • Poster paper and markers
  • Printed diagrams of the digestive system
  • Access to a computer or tablet with internet
  • Various food items (e.g., crackers, fruits, vegetables)

Instructions:

  1. Begin the activity by discussing the importance of the digestive system and its role in our overall health.
  2. Divide the students into small groups and provide each group with a printed diagram of the digestive system.
  3. Ask the students to label the different organs on the diagram and discuss their functions.
  4. Next, have the students create a large poster illustrating the digestive system. They can use the printed diagrams as a reference and include labels and descriptions of each organ.
  5. Once the posters are complete, have each group present their work to the class, explaining the functions of each organ.
  6. After the presentations, introduce the concept of digestion and the different stages involved (ingestion, digestion, absorption, and elimination).
  7. Using a computer or tablet, show the students an interactive animation or video that demonstrates the process of digestion.
  8. Following the multimedia presentation, distribute various food items to each group.
  9. Ask the students to discuss and predict how each food item will be digested and which organs will be involved.
  10. Finally, have the students share their predictions with the class and compare them to the actual process of digestion.

Assessment:

To assess the students' understanding, provide them with a worksheet or quiz that includes questions about the organs of the digestive system, the process of digestion, and the importance of a healthy diet. You can also evaluate their group presentations and participation during the activity.

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