Science Show: The Gross Lab – KS1

Event Date: 10 September - 22 November

Key Stage 1, Selected dates from 10 September to 22 November 2019

In this show children will have the opportunity to explore the science behind all the icky, sticky and yucky stuff our bodies do and find out why they are important. Children will learn what happens when they cut themselves, the organs involved in the digestion process and the essential jobs they do!

Download the Gross Lab teachers pack

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how a scab protects the healing skin underneath when you cut yourself
  • Discover how saliva helps you to swallow your food and also kills bacteria in your mouth.
  • Recognise and name some of the organs involved in the digestion process and the jobs they do.
  • Learn what happens when gas builds up in the stomach or large intestine.
  • Understand that the mucus in our nose traps dust, germs and other things in the air and stops them from getting into the lungs.
  • Understand why we get sick and how our body builds up immunity.
  • Recognise how easily germs can spread and the importance of practicing good hygiene.

Curriculum links:

Working Scientifically

  • Asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways.
  • Observing closely, using simple equipment.
  • Using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions.

Running throughout the Autumn Term 2019 excluding:

  • 13th September
  • 18th October – 4th November

Combine Gross Lab with a gallery visit to All About Me – our gallery dedicated to the human body.

Event Highlights

  1. Take a look at what happens when you cut yourself?
  2. Find out what saliva is for
  3. Discover why we burp (and poop)
  4. AND help to make fake poo, snot and sick!

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