The Big Chew

By: Evan Castro

The Chemical Digestion Water Park

Welcome to the Chemical Digestion Water Park, There are several things for family and friends to do at this water park. We have games and we have a'lot of rides there is even places for you to leave your little fury friends they will have a blast. we have over tewenty rides and gift shops.
  1. Food is placed in the mouth and chewed, and mixed with saliva from the salivary glands. The tongue and epiglottis direct the food as it is swallowed.
  2. The food travels to the esophagus (which is lined with a thick mucus) and moves into the stomach.
  3. In the stomach, the food is mixed with acids that break its materials down (the stomach has a lining to protect itself from the acid it produces). Once the food is broken down it enters the small intestine through the pyloric valve.
  4. In the upper part of the small intestine, the duodenum, bile produced by the liver is added from the gall bladder to the mixture (called chyme) to further break down nutrients and neutralize some of the remaining stomach acid. The pancreas is also located here and adds several necessary digestive enzymes.
  5. The lower part of the small intestine (the jejunum and ileum) is lined with millions of fine protuberances called villi, which absorb nutrients out of the food, and into the bloodstream.
  6. Once most of the nutrients are removed, the remaining materials move to your large intestine. In the large intestine, most of the water and some compounds such as vitamins are removed. Fermentation may also release some necessary nutrients. The large final section is called the colon.
  7. The mostly-dehydrated waste is pushed through the colon to the rectum (which has a a strong muscle called the sphincter) and leaves the body. You will fiend all of these places found inside of this water park.

These are the reasons why you should come to this water park

Digestion Song
The Digestive System: CrashCourse Biology #28
Digestive System -Human Body for Kids-How Body series of Education Videos

Come to this park and you wont be sorry.