Lesson Plan: The Digestive Process | Nagwa Lesson Plan: The Digestive Process | Nagwa

Lesson Plan: The Digestive Process Biology

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to describe the processes of buccal, gastric, and intestinal digestion in the human body.


Students will be able to

  • recall that digestion is the process of breaking down large molecules into smaller ones that can be absorbed and used by the body,
  • recall the overall organization of the human digestive system,
  • describe the role of the teeth, tongue, and salivary glands in buccal digestion and the role of the esophagus in transporting food,
  • describe the role of the stomach and stomach acid (gastric juice) in gastric digestion,
  • describe the role of the small intestine, bile, pancreatic juice, and intestinal juice in intestinal digestion.


Students should already be familiar with

  • the major organs of the human body,
  • enzymes and enzyme action.


Students will not cover

  • the process of absorption in the small intestine,
  • defecation and waste removal.

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