Weekly discussion

Before you dig into the weekly discussion questions, review the following diagram carefully.  Also, use this diagram to help you think about these questions. 
* Remember, your written responses are due on Monday (03/26/2007).  No late works will be accepted!!!

The digestive system allows your body to get the nutrients and energy it needs from the foods you eat by breaking down the food into smaller molecules that it can process.  However, we all have experienced a digestive problem such as stomach ache or diarrhea at one time or another during our lives.  Discuss some of the symptoms you have experienced when a part of your digestive system such as your stomach was not feeling well.  What might be the causes of your illness?  What did you do to get better?  Write a half page response and prepare to discuss your experience with class on Monday (03/26/2007)

There are several medical problems related to the digestive system.  Some of the medical problems included Gastrointestinal infections and Cystic fibrosis.  Read the article from Kid Health on Digestive System and choose one disease of your interest.  Research a little bit about your topic and write a half page response about the background of the disease.  Prepare to discuss your paper with class on Monday (03/26/2007).

Note: The animation above is from "Kid Health-Digestive System"