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Created by:
Jeffrey Caplan
Capistrano Unified School District

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UCI Science WebQuests from all years

Suggested Grade Level: 6 to 12 

Science Content Standards: Note the following are examples.

Grade 6: Investigation and Experimentation (7a, b, c, e, g, h)
Grade 7: Investigation and Experimentation (7a, b, c, e) 
Grade 8: Investigation and Experimentation (9a, b, e,) 
Grade 9: Investigation and Experimentation (1a, c, d, i,) 

      2c The sequential steps of digestion, and the roles of teeth and mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, and colon in the function of the   digestive system.

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Students need no background for the introductory links and animation, virtual tour, yucky gross body or games.
Students will need lecture background, text, or internet links on this site for detailed anatomy on the digestive system.


Critical Thinking, problem solving. 
Computer literacy. 
Effective use of Internet resources. 


Digestive system quizzes and activities will test students knowledge of the digestive system.
Data table of total grams of protein, fats, carbohydrates and calories for each day or week of foods the students ate.
Determine BMI, BMR and calories needed based on daily activities students are involved in.


Presentations -PowerPoint or Hyperstudio on digestive disorders or diseases.
Maintain a weekly log of calories needed and diet for each student.
Develop a plan to modify their diet to improve nutrition.

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August 13, 2002