Digestive System & Metabolism Vol. 4
For Ages 12-14
This study of the digestive system will strengthen the faith of your junior high student, while preparing them for upper level science courses and perhaps a career in medicine. The function of digestion is a highly complex system created by God to transform food into fuel for our energy, something called metabolism, and to take waste from the body.
The Digestive System and Metabolism Vol. 4 is a part of the Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology 2 Curriculum Pack which also includes The Nervous System Vol. 3. Using both books and a Teacher Guide, your student can complete this one-year science course by spending 30 to 45 minutes per lesson, five days a week.
The fourth volume of the Wonders of the Human Body series dives deep into why our bodies need energy and how we get it. As with all our explorations into the complexity of the human body, when you see the incredible design of the digestive system, you ultimately have to ask yourself, “Can this all possibly be an accident? Something that happened by chance?” The answer is a resounding, “No!” We are not the product of evolution. We are not animals. We are a special creation.
In Digestive System & Metabolism, your student will learn about:
- The digestive system—including the teeth and tongue, the mouth and esophagus, the stomach and intestines, the liver, the gallbladder, and the pancreas
- Our metabolism—a complex system created by God to transform food into fuel for our energy
Prepare to be amazed! God our Designer thought of everything, even the problems that would occur in a sin-cursed world. We are indeed wonderfully made.
Table of Contents
- 1. Introduction
- 2. Overview of the Digestive System
- 3. Anatomy of the Digestive System
- The Mouth
- The Esophagus
- The Stomach
- The Pancreas
- The Liver and Gallbladder
- The Small Intestine
- The Large Intestine
- 4. Nutrition and Metabolism
- What is Metabolism?
- 5. A Lesson from Genesis