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Digesting the Digestive System

Year 4 have been exploring the digestive system and how it works.


They recreated the digestive system by:

  • Mashing all the food (sandwich, weetbix, chocolate spread, banana, lemon juice, yoghurt and tomato ketchup) just as their teeth would.
  • Mixing it all together in a plastic bag (for the stomach).
  • Squeezing it through a pair of tights (for the intestines).


The end "product" was extremely realistic and some children found the scientifically created "poo" quite disgusting! 


The experiment demonstrated the disgetive process superbly and really helped the children to understand what happens inside their tummies when they eat their lunch.