We really enjoyed our practical experiment to help us learn about the digestive system this week!
We used a plastic sealed bag as the stomach and mixed crackers (food), orange juice (acid) and water (saliva) to show how the food breaks down in our stomach.
We then push this into some tights (small instestine) and drained the liquid to show how we absorb the nutrients into our body. We then push the leftover food and liquid into a paper cup (the large intestine) where the water is absorbed into the body. The leftover waste is then expelled from the body.
Take a look at some of our pictures on the class page to see how it's done!