Human Body

Lesson 8


Explain what things can go wrong during digestion and why by describing the connection between a series of scientific ideas or concepts.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: The Digestive System by Jennifer Prior  pp. 22 – 29

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Target Task


What things can go wrong during digestion? Make sure to use specific vocabulary in your answer.

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Key Questions


  • When might a person vomit?
  • Why does a person vomit?
  • What does it mean if a person feels nauseated?
  • What is heartburn? How is it caused? How can you prevent heartburn?
  • What is an ulcer?
  • What is indigestion?
  • What are some of the different reasons people have gas in their digestive track?
  • Add other spiraling questions if needed: What is the main topic of X section? How do you know? What question did the author want to answer by writing this section of the text?





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Common Core Standards

  • RI.2.3 — Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.

  • RI.2.7 — Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text.