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Where does our food go?

We carried out an experiment to see what happened to the food we eat. Each child in a group took a different role in the digestive system.

 

Setting up the experiment. What can we taste when we eat?

Setting up the experiment. What can we taste when we eat? 1
Setting up the experiment. What can we taste when we eat? 2
Setting up the experiment. What can we taste when we eat? 3
Setting up the experiment. What can we taste when we eat? 4

Teeth -We used scissors to represent teeth to chop up the bread.

Teeth -We used scissors to represent teeth to chop up the bread. 1
Teeth -We used scissors to represent teeth to chop up the bread. 2
Teeth -We used scissors to represent teeth to chop up the bread. 3

Saliva -we added water and bicarbonate soda to represent saliva.

Saliva -we added water and bicarbonate soda to represent saliva. 1
Saliva -we added water and bicarbonate soda to represent saliva. 2

Digestive juices and other waste foods- food colouring and vinegar were also added.

Digestive juices and other waste foods- food colouring and vinegar were also added. 1
Digestive juices and other waste foods- food colouring and vinegar were also added. 2
Digestive juices and other waste foods- food colouring and vinegar were also added. 3

Stomach muscles-we squashed and squelched the bag to represent the muscles in the stomach working.

Stomach muscles-we squashed and squelched the bag to represent the muscles in the stomach working. 1
Stomach muscles-we squashed and squelched the bag to represent the muscles in the stomach working. 2
Stomach muscles-we squashed and squelched the bag to represent the muscles in the stomach working. 3

Intestines-the mixture is passed through tights to represent the intestines.

Intestines-the mixture is passed through tights  to represent the intestines. 1
Intestines-the mixture is passed through tights  to represent the intestines. 2
Intestines-the mixture is passed through tights  to represent the intestines. 3
Intestines-the mixture is passed through tights  to represent the intestines. 4
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