Digestion and Excretory Systems

This unit is the precursor unit for our Nutrition unit. Students will explore the anatomy and the functions of their digestion and excretory systems as well as some disorders. This unit will lead us to the larger question of how our nutrition impacts the function of these two systems.

Essential Questions for the Unit:
       1.  What are the functions of the 
digestive system and how are these functions performed?
       2.  What is the process of excretion?

Student Objectives


Students will be able to:

-Describe the general functions of the digestive system.
-Name the major organs of the digestive system.
-List and describe the primary organs of the urinary system. 
-Explain the functions performed by the urinary system.