SCB 115 Lab 9 Digestive and Urinary System

For Lab 9, you will complete two exercises:

Please review the Biology Laboratory Safety guidelines before you begin each laboratory investigation. Look at SCB115-Syllabus.pdf for accessibility and other policies.

Exercise 14 – Digestive System

Learning Objectives

After completing this lab, the students will be able to:

  • Identify the organs of gastrointestinal tract.
  • Identify the accessory organs of digestive system.
  • Relate the function of each organ.
  • Describe the structure of the gastrointestinal wall.

Lab Readings

Digestive System

Read the following materials before you begin the experiment.

  1. Overview of the Digestive System (Chapter 23, AP, Openstax) 
  1. Digestive System in vertebra (access science) 
  2. Digestive system (Module 21, Bio2, Lumen learning)  
  1. Digestive system (Module 7, AP2, Lumen learning) 


  1. View Abdominal organ (plastic anatomy) Video before you start the lab activity.
  1. View The Digestive system anatomy models before you start the lab activity.

Lab Activity

Please follow the instructions below to begin the experiment.

  1. Complete the digestive system questions on page 29-41. (Hostos Community college).
  1. Fetal Pig Dissection presentation.

  • GIT oral cavity

  • GIT through the peritoneal membrane

  • GIT inside the abdomen

3. Study the Fetal Pig Dissection video below. (Digestive System: start from 5:16-6:18) 


Complete The Function of the Digestive System Quiz from
Complete The Small intestine Quiz from
Complete The Liver and Gall Bladder Quiz from