Year 7 students enjoyed discussing the digestive system by ‘making poo’ during their science lessons this week, as part of Biology week.
During our science lesson on Tuesday 11 October, we ‘made poo’ using Weetabix, coffee, soup and bananas! We mashed up the food in a bowl, just as we do in our mouths and then pushed it around in a plastic bag, similar to our stomachs digesting food. The greatest fun was passing the mashed food through tights, squeezing it tightly, just as our small intestines work to digest our food. We finished the activity with a pile of ‘poo’ and a thorough understanding of our digestive system and how it breaks down our food and the parts of our food we do not absorb gets turned into poo!