Worksheet: The Digestive and Excretory Systems
In this worksheet, we will practice identifying the functions of different parts of the nervous system.
Waste can be excreted from the body through the sweat glands. Which organ in the body gives off sweat?
Hint: This is the body’s largest organ.
- AThe skin
- BThe bladder
- CThe large intestine
- DThe kidneys
Digestion begins in the mouth when we chew our food. What is the name given to the substance that is produced by the salivary glands and helps moisten food and make it easy to swallow?
Which organ in our bodies stores urine?
- AThe liver
- BThe bowels
- CThe kidneys
- DThe bladder
Food travels from the mouth to the stomach via a tube. What name is given to this tube?
- BSmall intestine
- DLarge intestine
What is the main function of the excretory system?
- ATo help the body fight disease
- BTo remove waste from our body
- CTo take in oxygen and give off carbon dioxide
- DTo help produce growth hormones
What name is given to the two thin tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder?
Nutrients are absorbed from our food in the small intestines. What is absorbed from undigested food in the large intestines?
What special role do the kidneys have in the excretion process?
- ACarrying oxygen around the body
- BDigesting food
- CFiltering waste from the blood
- DBreaking food down into waste
What name is given to the process that breaks food down into nutrients that the body can use?