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1 Prepared by teacher: Ronak Ahmed International School/ Duhok The Digestive System Biology Grade -9-

2 Why you fell hungry Because your brain receives signals that your cells need energy!! But eating is only the beginning of the story. Your body must change a meal into substances that you can use. What is digestive system? Its a group of organs that work together to digest food so that it can be used by the body.

3 Digestive system at a Glance The most obvious part of your digestive system is a series of tubelike organs called the digestive tract. Food passes through the digestive tract Including: Mouth. Pharynx Esophagus Stomach Small intestine Large intestine Rectum Anus Mouth. Pharynx Esophagus Stomach Small intestine Large intestine Rectum Anus 9 m Is their other organs in digestive system? Yes, the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, and salivary glands are also part of the digestive system. But the food does not pass through these organs.

4 Breaking down food The food will break down into a form that can pass from the digestive tract into the bloodstream. What will happen to food such as falafel, kabab, candies, chocolate and dessert in digestive process? Types of digestion Mechanical The breaking, crushing, and mashing of food. Chemical Large molecules are broken down into nutrients. The importance of nutrients: Are substances in food that the body needs for normal growth, maintenance, and repair.

5 Types of nutrients in your food Carbohydrates Proteins Fats What is enzymes? Substances break some nutrients into smaller particles that the body can use. Because proteins are too large to be absorbed into the bloodstream

6 The role of enzymes in protein digestion 1.Enzymes act as chemical scissors to cut the long chains of amino acids into small chains. 2.The small chains are split by other enzymes. 3.Individual amino acids are small enough to enter the bloodstream, where they can be used to make new proteins. Self-Check How do enzymes help digestion? Enzymes cut proteins into amino acids that the body can use.

7 Digestion begins in the mouth Why chewing is important? 1- Chewing creates small, slippery pieces of food that are easier to swallow than big dry pieces are. 2- Small pieces of food are easier to digest.

8 Teeth are very important organs for ……………………. Mechanical digestion Chemical digestion what is the hardest material in the body? What helping teeth break and grind food? Strong jaw muscles Enamel, which is the outer most layer of a tooth. What is the function of enamel? Enamel protects nerves and softer material inside the tooth


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