When you put a piece of food in your mouth the first
thing you do is chew it. Your teeth break the food into little
pieces. Your tongue moves the little pieces around. A liquid
called saliva makes the food wet. Next you swallow. The food
goes down a tube into your stomach.
You can sometimes hear your stomach making noises.
These noises tell you that your stomach is working. It is digesting
When your food is digested, it is broken into very tiny
pieces. Some of this food goes into your blood. This gives you
energy. Some of the food your body does not use. This food
leaves your body when you go to the bathroom.
Directions: Answer the questions below about
eating and digesting food.
Your teeth break food into little pieces.
Your tongue helps move food around in your mouth.
The liquid in your mouth is called saliva.
When you swallow, food goes out of your body.
When you swallow, food goes down a tube into your
Your stomach makes noises when it is digesting food.
Some of the food you eat goes into your blood to give
All of the food you eat leaves your body when you go to
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