Science: The digestive process

This week in science we are learning about the digestive system.

We simulated the digestive process by using a red bowl for the mouth and using a cutlery knife (incisor) and spoon (molar) to ‘chew’ the food.

The food then continued its journey down the oesophagus and into the stomach (sandwich bag) where it mixed with the digestive juices (orange juice) before entering the intestines!

The children were able to see the ‘nutrients’ being absorbed through the intestine wall before the waste was excreted. Children had great fun using their hands to simulate the muscles of the stomach and to move the food along the small and large intestines.