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Disgusting Digestion

Students will discover how the body extracts nutrients from food, and how it disposes of waste

Who is it for: Key stage 2
Duration: 60 minutes
Internal organs of a human body are covered on this Disgusting Digestion schools' workshop.

Follow the journey of a meal from mouth to toilet bowl.

Through a series of gross but delightful demonstrations and hands-on lab activities, students will learn about the workings of the digestive system.

Discover how the body’s organs extract nutrients from food and get rid of waste materials. Follow the journey of a breakfast through the digestive system, from the mouth to the toilet bowl. Find out how healthy a patient is by examining a wee sample. 

Curriculum links

Key stage 2
  • Animals, including humans
  • Working scientifically

By the end of the workshops students will have discovered:

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The organs of the human digestive system – where they are, what they do and how they work together.

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How the digestive system extracts nutrients from food and makes waste materials – poo, wee and farts!

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How scientists can analyse wee samples to diagnose a patient.

What other teachers say...

‘Fab workshop – very informative and the kids loved it!’

Washingwell Primary School

‘Very well organised. All staff were helpful and children were engaged in every part of the day.’

Lazonby Primary School