Hello, I am Bob the strawberry. I am going on the digestive roller coaster! Here we go!
First, when I'm starting to be chewed in the mouth, the salivary glands produce saliva to help break down the chemicals in me. Then, it's time for the big drop- going down (peristalsis) the esophagus to the stomach!
I'm in the stomach, and it is a sack shaped like the letter J. Next to and behind the stomach, are the pancreas, liver, and gallbladder. They all store gastric juices, and the gallbladder stores bile. All of the broken down food and gastric fluids mixed together are called chyme.
Now I'm on the ups and downs of the roller coaster, the small intestine. It's function is to move me and absorb nutrients by chemical and mechanical digestion, physically and chemically break me down into small molecules and little pieces. It'll help me travel through to the large intestine.
From the small intestine, I am moved into the large intestine where I am removed of water. Finally, I get stored into the rectum, the last part of the digestive system and the large intestine, here I am stored and compressed until I am removed through the anus. The roller coaster is slowing down.
The ride is over and I am disposed of in the bathroom. I had a great ride on the digestive roller coaster