St Mary's Church of England Academy

Here at St. Mary's we provide the highest possible quality of education, underpinned by our Christian ethos and values however we pride ourselves in the fact that we are mixed faith with a rising number of multi faiths through our school

Simulating the Digestive System

We had a gloriously messy session, finding out about what happens in our digestive system. We used scissors to represent the incisors, cutting up our food. Potato mashers represented the molar teeth that chew up our food. We added water (Saliva) and orange juice (stomach acid) to help break down the food. Next, we transferred the gloopy food in the leg of a pair of tights (the intestines). We squeezed out the nutrients and water and we were left with the solid waste - poo!