|Our body has a digestive system now! Yippee!|
Our next learning activity was watching this short clip on the digestive system. My daughter thought this was SO fascinating. I like that it was short and sweet, and used proper terminology. I got the idea to use this clip from Spell Outloud. We watched the movie AT LEAST five times per Boo's request!
It was time for a more hands on activity using a paper towel tube, baggie, water, and bread (another activity inspired from Spell Outloud.
The paper towel tube was our esophagus and the bag of water was the stomach and stomach acid. As we put pieces of bread into the esophagus, we discussed how it is a tube with muscles that help move the food down towards the stomach.
|Putting the bread down the esophagus|
|Squeezing the esophagus, mimicking the muscle movement that brings the food toward the stomach|
|"WOW! Can we do this AGAIN?" I just love this face!|
|The upper part of the digestive system: the upper throat meeting up with the blue trachea and pink esophagus|
|The lower part of the digestive system: liver, pancreas, gall bladder, stomach, and small and large intestines.|
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