PowerPoint presentation with activities for students to complete. Activities include brainstorming activity, sequencing activity and model creating using suggested success criteria.View full description
Worksheet facilitates a discussion on what happens to a sandwich when it is eaten. Students record their prior knowledge on the topic of the digestive system.View full description
Worksheet encourages students to recognise the location of each part of the digestive system. Suitable for students who need extra support in class.View full description
Using these descriptive cards, students analyse the processes which happen in the digestive system. Students then arrange the descriptions in the correct order to resemble the sequence of events in the digestive system.View full description
Students need to read the World Book Online article prior to answering the worksheet questions. There are three differentiated tables on the last 3 pages where students record the function of each part of the digestive system.View full description
A great hands-on activity to investigate the functions of each part of the digestive system. The video illustrates how a teacher can carry out the demonstration/ guide students in creating a similar model with explanations for each representation. The activity motivates students engaged with the topic along with aiding students memory skills in a fun interactive manner whereby students learn more about their key skills for learning together.View full description
Strand: 5. Biological Science
Strand unit: 4. Human Organs & Systems
Suggestions for use: Teacher can watch the video/ give the link to students to watch for homework. In class, set class into groups. In groups students need to negotiate and research how they will demonstrate the model of the digestive system to the class. Allow time in class for students to organize their group presentation. In the next lesson, groups must be given individual time to present the model to the class. (Video can be used so groups can reflect on presentation skills). Ensure the class come up to the front and gather around the demonstration area while the group present their model to the class and explain the analogies to the class.
Key Skills: Being Creative Communicating Managing Information and Thinking Working with Others
Worksheet for students to assess a model of the digestive system. Students can choose to assess the model within the given YouTube video or a model of their own choice. Students need to assess the strengths and limitations of the model and identify the processes/ parts the model represents.View full description
A sample list of success criteria for students to use when designing and creating a digestive system model. Teachers can also use the success criteria to evaluate work.View full description
flashcards with keywords associated with the digestive system. Students could use the flashcards and match each card to the associated description cards.View full description
Six anagrams for students to solve. Solution words link to the digestive system keywords. A good literacy activity to get students talking and saying the keywords.View full description
A crossword on the topic of the 'Digestive System'. There are 9 clues. With the clues, students reflect on the keywords associated with the 'Digestive System'.View full description
A word search worksheet on the digestive system. Students spend time looking for the digestive system keywords and their spellings. Task 2 requires students to define each keyword in 15 words.View full description
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