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Anatomy: Digestive System

These sites have information about how the digestive system works. Take a virtual tour of the inner body, watch a video, or try online games and quizzes. Most of the sites include diagrams. Included is an eThemes resource on the urinary and excretory systems.


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This article explains how the digestive system works. Learn about the different parts of the body that are involved.
This page has a colored diagram of the digestive system. You can click on an area of interest (ie. pancreas) to find out more. You can also click on a topic at the left.
This page from the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse has an article about the digestive system along with some illustrations.
This Thinkquest site has colorful pictures and diagrams about the digestive system.
This site has a list of digestive system topics that highlight diseases and conditions. This is a comprehensive site for older students.
This page has lecture notes from an introductory human biology course. Explains the purpose of the digestive system as well as short descriptions of the functions of each body part.
This site offers information about the digestive system complete with photographs. There is also information on food intake, taste, and body weight.
This is a hands-on lesson plan/activity for grades 6-12 in which students must act like parts of the digestive tract. NOTE: Contains Google ads.
Take a virtual tour of the human body, including the digestive system. Includes an "Organize Your Organs" game that requires you to know your body parts. Fun for the SMARTboard.
These sites focus on the urinary and excretory systems and the removal of the body's waste. Learn about the different organs involved in these systems. View diagrams of the bladder, kidneys, and urethra. Includes an animated movie and photographs of organs. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on the digestive system.

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