Another part to the assessment is a display, not on the bulletin board but with living models. Encourage students to all wear their digestive system tee shirt to school on the same day. This active modeling is a fun way to share their project with the school and demonstrate their understanding of the digestive system. Creating a digestive system tee shirt is a creative and active way for students to demonstrate their understanding of the digestive system in relation to their own body.
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You need guts to be happy no matter what: The importance of a healthy digestive system for enhanced immunity
No surprise then that the human digestive tract is home to 70 percent of the immune system. Simply put, our every-day food can help or harm our mind-body health. Another example that proves the brain-gut connection is when we think of food and the appetite is stimulated. Similarly, a gut in distress can cause stress and mental depression. Nearly every brain-controlling chemical is generated in the gut, including hormones and neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine, glutamate, GABA and nor epinephrine. The gut is home to 100 million neurons – more than what the spinal cord has.
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Parts of the Digestive System
It also contains glands, nerves, and lymphatic vessels. The muscular layer contains two types of muscles that are responsible for contracting and relaxing the parts of the canal. These muscular movements are responsible for two kinds of movement within the alimentary canal. Mixing movements, like that of the stomach, combine food with digestive enzymes.
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