So it's all about poo these days; poo at breakfast, poo on the swing, poo, poo, poo all day long. I can't seem to get away from it! So that's how we stumbled into our accidental "unit" on The Digestive System.
The first thing we did was to Make Poo: a simulation of food being digested and turning into poo. We found a bunch of instructions on the internet to do this, and it was very gross so I didn't get very many pictures. We just put some cereal, waffle pieces, milk, orange juice and coffee into a bowl with some water, to represent saliva. We used a spoon to mash it all up, representing chewing. We added some lemon juice, which represents stomach acid, then mixed it all up some more. We then funneled it into a sock, to act as the large intestine, and squeezed out the extra moisture. Then we put it in a plastic bag with a hole in it to squeeze it out like poo!
We also drew and colored a Digestive System poster together...
Fynn built us a digestive system out of a real marble slide...
|First Digestive System Model|
|Second model with wheel at the top for teeth!|
|Fynn is about to go down the esophagus while Rowan is hung up in the stomach.|
|Rowan is about to enter the large intestine.|
...We traced each other's bodies so we could draw our digestive systems inside...
...And we read these really cool books on Digestion and The Body in general: