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Digestive System

6th Grade Life Science

The process of the food you eat being broken down into smaller pieces so the body can create energy is called ___? digestion
The liquid in the mouth that mixes with food to make it soft _____? saliva
The organ that connects the mouth to the stomach. This muscles in this organ contract to push the food down to the stomach. esophagus
The walls of this organ are made of strong muscle that tighten and squeeze food, mixing it with more digestive juices and enzymes. stomach
Type of digestion that involves chewing and grinding food into smaller pieces. mechanical digestion
Type of digestion that breaks food down into chemical nutrients or subunits called macromolecules. chemical digestion
The name for when the muscle contract and pushes food into the stomach. peristalsis
The place where the body absorbs most of its nutrients . small intestine
Water is absorbed into the body here and undigested waste exits the body. large intestine