Class Summary - Today we talked about the main parts of the digestive system. We discussed the mouth and its accessory features like the palate, salivary glands and uvula. We also discussed teeth. We talked about the pharynx and swallowing. We discussed the esophagus and the digestive tract wall (mucosa, submucosa and muscularis and serosa). We talked about the stomach and its parts, the small intestine and the large intestine. We finished off class talking about the three parts of the small intestine; the duodenum, the jejunum and the ileum.
Homework - None
Objectives - Students will Trace the path of food through the alimentary canal, and describe the general structure and function of the organs mentioned. Students will describe peristalsis and its function. Students will Describe the wall of the small intestine and relate its anatomy to nutrient absorption.