Posted in Children's Work, General, Year 4 Messages


On Thursday, Year 4 enjoyed learning about human digestion! It got really fun when we produced our own digestive system.

The children used scissors and mashers to crush up bread and milk in a bowl, this represented food and drink in the mouth being ripped and chewed by the teeth. Water was added in place of saliva and then the mixture started to look a lot different.

Next, we used a tube and a plastic bag which showed the food entering the stomach. Cola was added to signify acid. Next, we poured the liquid into tights to show how nutrients and moisture are absorbed into the body. The children loved squeezing the food along the intestines until finally what was left came out of the other end!!

It was a huge amount of fun.

Well done Year 4. Miss Harwin

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