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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?

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

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

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

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

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