Digestive System Theme Unit
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ACIDS
SALIVARYGLANDS
SMALLINTESTINE
LARGEINTESTINE
PERISTALSIS
GALLBLADDER
PAPILLAE
DIGESTION
SALIVA
PANCREAS
ESOPHAGUS
ABDOMEN
STOMACH
FECES
ANUS
BOLUS
COLON
FIBER
VILLI
DUODENUM

 

Down
1.  A gland that secretes juices in the small intestine to help the digestion of food.
2.  This is the first part of the small intestine.
4.  This is the process of breaking down food into small units that the body can use.
6.  A small sac in which bile is stored. (2 words)
7.  This is the part of digestion which follows the small intestine where food that the body cannot use is prepared for elimination. It is made up of the colon and rectum. (2 words)
8.  This is the opening through which feces pass from our body.
10.  These secrete digestive enzymes in the mouth to help the digestive process begin in the mouth. (2 words)
11.  This is the soft ball of food formed in the mouth after chewing. It is then swallowed and enters the esophagus.
14.  This is the baglike digestive organ in which food is churned and mixed. This also secretes juices that help to break up food particles.
16.  These are the tiny, finger-shaped projections in the small intestine through which nutrients pass into the bloodstream.
Across
3.  This is the part of the body that contains the stomach and other organs.
5.  This is a tube made of muscles that allows food to move from the mouth to the stomach.
9.  This is the part of the digestive system that comes after the stomach. The big part of digestion and absorption happens here. (2 words)
12.  These are chemicals found in our digestive juices that help break down food.
13.  This is a wave of muscular movement that pushes food through the digestive system.
15.  This is the solid waste material which remains after food is digested. This will leave the body through the anus.
17.  These are the bumps on the surface of the tongue that contain taste buds.
18.  This is the main portion of the large intestine.
19.  This is the part of plant foods that we canít digest.
20.  This is the digestive juice made by glands in the mouth.

 

Answer Key
1P
2D
3A
B
4D
OMEN
5E
SOPHAGUS
INO
G
6G
CD
E
7L
A
8A
RE
9S
MALLINTE
10S
TINEN
TRLUAAU
IGBSLSM
11B
OEL
12A
CIDSO
NIAVL
NDAU
TD
13P
ERISTAL
14S
IS
15F
ECESYT
16V
SRGO
IT
17P
APILLAEM
LIAA
LN
18C
OLONC
19F
IBERDH
20S
ALIVA