Science Show: From the Chew to the Poo

  • 10 Sep 2019 - 17 Jul 2020
  • £7.25 per child, Key Stage 2

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.


Available selected dates during Autumn, Spring and Summer terms:

10 September – 17 October 2019
5 November – 22 November 2019
7 January – 14 February 2020
25 February – 1 April 2020
21 April – 21 May 2020
2 June- 17 July 2020

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

All visits include

  • A welcome by our specially trained staff
  • Dedicated lunch area for your pupils
  • Option to pre-book a visit to the gift shop
  • Explore our museum and outside area
  • Free teacher preview visit
  • Resources such as risk assessments and gallery guides

Calderdale schools get 50% off!

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