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Life Science: Team Effort

by Texas Instruments - Simulation Lesson


  • Students will discover that groups of specialized cells work together to form tissues and organs.
  • Students will relate the connection between structure and function to specific organs of the digestive system.
  • Studentd will learn how organs of the digestive system work as a team to digest food.


  • mouth
  • pharynx
  • esophagus
  • stomach
  • stratified squamous epithelial tissue
  • skeletal muscle tissue
  • smooth muscle tissue
  • simple columnar epithelial tissue
  • microvilli

About the Lesson

In this lesson, students will explore the specific tissues of digestive organs that work as a team to digest food.

 As a result, students will:

  • Understand how structure relates to function in the human body.
  • Understand the relationship among cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems using the digestive system as an example.

 This activity was created using Lua. Learn more about Lua in TI-Nspire here.