ALEX Lesson Plan Resources

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Subject: Science (7)
Title: The Ins and Outs of Digestion
Description: In this lesson which emphasizes hands-on, inquiry-based activities, students will create two models of the digestive system and determine the correct placement of various organs of the digestive system. Students will use the model to compare mechanical and chemical digestion. Students will use information provided by the model to explain why food spends various amounts of time in a particular organ. To extend the learning of this module, students will design an experiment to determine the effect of introducing new foods to a baby’s diet.  The module also includes a presentation, a word search puzzle, and a bingo game emphasizing vocabulary words related to the digestive tract.