Science Show: From the Chew to the Poo – KS2

Event Date: Selected dates during Autumn & Spring term

Key Stage 2, Selected dates from 18 September to 4 April

In this science show, Key Stage 2 pupils will be able to follow the fascinating journey of a banana sandwich from the moment it is chewed, to the moment it is pooed!

Children will learn about the digestive system and importance of having a healthy, well-balanced diet. Your pupils will find out how our bodies absorb the vitamins and minerals they needs and – more amusingly – how we get rid of what we don’t!

Download the ‘From the Chew to the Poo’ Teachers Pack

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about the different parts of the digestive system and the role of each in digestion.
  • Learn about teeth and their role in the mechanical breakdown of food in the mouth.
  • Using the eatwell plate to identify the key nutrient groups and the foods they are found in.
  • Understand the components of a balanced diet.
  • Understand that our body absorbs nutrients from the food we eat and how it gets rid of what we don’t need.
  • Learn that it’s important to eat foods which contain fibre, drink lots of water and take plenty of exercise to keep the digestive process running smoothly.

Curriculum links:

Animals, including humans:

  • Identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition and they get nutrition from what they eat.
  • Describe the simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system in humans.
  • Identify the different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions.
  • Recognise the impact of diet and exercise on the way their bodies function.
  • Describe the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals, including humans.

Running throughout Autumn 2018 and Spring Term 2019 excluding:

Combine From the Chew to the Poo with a gallery visit to All About Me – our gallery dedicated to the human body.

All About Me gallery at Eureka!

All About Me gallery at Eureka!

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