Digestive System Tour

4th Grade Research and Inquiry Resources


Students will use the Internet to do research and inquiry about the human digestive system.
Students will take a virtual tour of the human digestive system.
Students will write a creative piece about the process of digestion.  

Brief Description of the Internet site:

The Utah Education Network is a web site for educators and students. It contains information and activities in content areas such as language arts, math, science, and fine arts.


Additional Suggested Activities:

From the menu on the left side of the page, click on Did You Know? Have students read the interesting facts about digestion.   Have them click on Images Index to see diagrams of the various components of the digestive system. Have students create their own quizzes about the digestive process and test each other's knowledge.    


Leveled Activities:

Have students connect to http://yucky.discovery.com/flash/body/pg000124.html. Then, have them:

Read about the human skeletal system.
Have them choose Respiratory System from the Choose a Body System drop-down menu at the top of the page and ask them to write and illustrate a tour of the breathing process.
Have them choose any of the systems from the Choose a Body System menu and teach a short lesson on the system they have selected.