Halifax & Wirral: From the Chew to the Poo

  • 26 Sep 2023 - 19 Dec 2024
  • £300 +VAT per class of up to 35 children

Location: Halifax & Wirral during Autumn, Spring and Summer terms

Follow the amazing journey of a banana sandwich from the first moment it is chewed to the last moment it is pooed!

Learn about the digestive system and importance of having a healthy, well-balanced diet. Children will find out how our body absorbs the vitamins and minerals it needs and more amusingly how it gets rid of what we don’t need.

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.

Resources:

Audience: Key Stage 2
Duration: 30mins

Available selected dates:

Autumn: 26 Sep – 21 Dec ’23
Spring: 8 Jan – 22 Mar ’24
Summer: 8 Apr – 22 Jul ’24

Remember: We’re closed on Mondays during term time!

All visits include

  • Two hours to explore our galleries
  • 30 minute science show for your class only
  • Your very own Enabler, to greet and guide you, and make sure you have a great day!
  • Dedicated lunch space
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