The Digestive Tract: The Mouth1) Mouth – food starts in the mouth and is broken down intopieces by teeth.-Saliva makes the food more slippery and easier to swallow.-Saliva in the mouth has enzymes that help to break food intosmaller pieces.Enzymes make chemical reactions go faster.The mouth is the LAST place you have control of the food.
1) What do you think the things are in the background of this slide?2) Name two places in your body where food is broken down into smaller parts.3) What does the large intestine do?4) Where does most of the nutrients for your body get absorbed from?5) What are the things that absorb nutrients in the small intestine called?6) Name 2 things you think saliva (spit) does to help digestion.7) Why does the small intestine need a lot of surface area?8) My mom used to always tell me to chew my food well before I went to play. Why do youthink she told me to do that?9) Name the 6 steps of the digestive tract in the right order. Try to do it without yournotes!!10) Your mouth has things called “salivary glands” in it. Can you guess what is the job of yoursalivary glands?11) Draw the entire DIGESTIVE TRACT in your notebook. Use a different color for each of thesix parts.12) Tell me what digestion is in your own words.13) Do you think the large intestine has villi in it? Why or why not?14) Watch the artistic animation by Fritz Kahn again:a) What part is missing from the digestive tract?b)What sprays the food as it enters the intestine?c)Why do you think the man waits before he releases food from thestomach?Questions