Monday

You are What You Eat! (Digestive System Activities)

OK-
how about I FINALLY get back to our
Human Body Science activities?

MAN- working full time time is seriously interrupting my
blog scheduling... ;0)

Back in February,
the kiddos and I delved into learning about
the Digestive System one week.

Here are the activities we used
to learn more about our
"internal pluming"...

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We began our study by watching...
...THIS three part video about the Digestive System.

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After reading more about the small and large intestines,
using our
AIMS From Head to Toe study book...
...we used yarn to measure the length
of a person's intestines.

Thick yarn for the large intestines,
normal sized yarn for the small...

According to our reading and measurements,
the total length of my middle child's intestines
was *almost" as long as the length of our house!

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A grossly informative experiment we did
in relation to the digestion of food in the human body
is called
Using simple household ingredients...
...we created a Bolus.
(chewed soft food moistened by saliva that forms a ball)



(Yeah- GROSS...)
We added more ingredients to see what the food
would look like and feel like
as it passes through the stomach...





Here is a pic of our food before the
digestive system and after the digestive system...
YUCK!!!

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Check out other lessons we completed
to learn more about the Human Body by clicking
HERE...

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1 comment:

  1. You always do the greatest hands-on activities!!

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