How Food Moves Through The Body
About the How Food Moves Through The Body Lesson
An introductory lesson to the digestive tract.
• Teach the students the correct order of the digestive tract.
• Introduce /reinforce terms associated with the digestive tract.
When we swallow our food it comes into the esophagus. The esophagus is like a long tube that starts at the top of the neck and ends at the stomach. (Point: Right around the area under the ribs) It?s not just a tube. In fact, it?s made up of flexible muscles that stretch to the size of the food we swallow. The muscles on top tighten and the muscles on the bottom loosen, this way food moves down. When food moves up, the body warns us something is wrong and we feel nauseous. We can try to demonstrate this.