Your digestive system turns the food you eat into fuel. It gives you energy and helps you grow and stay healthy.
The digestive system is a long tube with many folds that passes through several body parts. Mouth Esophagus Stomach Small intestine Large intestine
Food enters the system through your mouth. You chew it with your teeth. We call this process MASTICATION. With the help of the saliva, the food is soften, and passes to the esophagus. It pushes the food to the stomach, where stomach muscles mix it with chemicals. Food becomes CHYME. Chyme enters to the small intestine.
The walls of the small intestine soak chyme up and it is absorbed and enters to your blood through blood vessels in the intestine’s walls. What ever is not absorbed in the Small Intestine moves on to the Large Intestine. The large intestine draws water out of chyme, and the matter that remains leaves the body as solid waste.
LET’S REMEMBER! <ul><li>What does your digestive system do? </li></ul>3. Where does the breakdown of food really begins? 5. In which organ are nutrients absorbed ? It turns the food into fuel, gives us energy and keeps us healthy. In the stomach In the small intestine 2. What are the main parts of the Digestive System? They are the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines. It is called chyme. 4. How do we call food that is breakdown in the stomach? 6. What happens in the Large intestine? Water is extracted from chyme and becomes solid waste to be excreted.
LARGE INTESTINE STOMACH CAN YOU NAME THEM? SMALL INTESTINE MOUTH ESOPHAGUS