Anna Ward Ridge Road MS. Organs of the Digestive System. The Digestive System is t he body system which breaks down food so that cells can use it for energy. It includes: Esophagus Stomach Small Intestine Large Intestine. Do Now!!! Page 31.
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http://www.brainpop.com/health/bodysystems/digestivesystem/preview.wemlThe Digestive System
Please listen carefully and follow my directions.
Do not eat the bread!!!Mechanical Vs. Chemical Digestion…
The lipsandtongueposition the food for chewing and swallowing
Theteethbreak apart the food
Saliva (Spit) from glands softens the foodThe mouth
The LARGEST internal organ
Stores unneeded proteins
It FILTERS blood.
Has BILEthat helps break down fatsLiver
BILEfrom the liver is stored here and then secreted into the small intestineGall Bladder
Lowers acidity in the small intestine
Important for absorbing food substancesPancreas
absorb the nutrients
adult is about 23 feet!!!!!
Large Intestineis sometimes called the COLON
Water and some nutrients are absorbed
The remaining material is compacted and removed as waste (feces) through the rectum.Large Intestine