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Eat for It!

The science of digestion...

Follow your lunch right through the digestive system. Experiment with stomach acid, investigate the small intestine and produce a poo sample.

Eat for It! is the first workshop in the Live for It! series which allows pupils to explore the science of digestion. Pupils follow the journey of a meal right through the digestive system. By experimenting with stomach acid, investigating the small intestine and producing poo samples, pupils gain an understanding of why we eat and the importance of healthy food to our digestive system.

Curriculum Links

Eat for It! complements the following experiences and outcomes:

  • SCN 2-12a: By investigating body systems and potential problems which they may develop, I can make informed decisions to help me to maintain my health and wellbeing.

  • SCN 3-12a: I have explored the structure and function of organs and organ systems and can relate this to the basic biological processes required to sustain life.

  • HWB 2-15a: I am developing my understanding of the human body and can use this knowledge to maintain and improve my wellbeing and health.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify the purpose of digestion

  • Describe what happens at each stage of digestion

  • Recall how and where absorption of nutrients occurs

  • Recall the importance of a balanced diet for a healthy digestive system

  • Describe the importance of water in the digestive process

Teachers Notes