Digestive System

Yum! Food sure tastes good! But how do we digest it? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby teach you about the ins and outs of the digestive system! Learn about how mechanical digestion happens, what chemicals aid in chemical digestion, where the digestive cycle starts, and what juices in your stomach help break down food. Discover how ingestion works, what substances are absorbed into your stomach right away when you eat, and how many hours it takes your stomach to turn food into this nasty stuff called chyme. It’s kind of a gory story, but don’t worry - we’ll try not to make you hurl!

Digestive System Movie Background Information for Teachers and Parents

This page contains information to support educators and families in teaching K-3 students about digestion and the digestive system. The information is designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. movie Digestive System. It explains the type of content covered in the movie, provides ideas for how teachers and parents can develop related understandings, and suggests how other BrainPOP Jr. resources can be used to scaffold and extend student learning. See more »

5 Major Body Systems with BrainPOP Jr. Lesson Plan

In this lesson plan designed for grades K through 3, students use BrainPOP Jr. resources to learn about the five major body systems. Students will identify the main functions of the systems, and explain ways they can keep each system healthy. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Digestive System Activities for Kids

In this set of activities adaptable for grades K-3, parents and educators will find ideas for teaching about digestion and the digestive system. These activities are designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. Digestive System topic page, which includes a movie, quizzes, online games, printable activities, and more. See more »