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The Big Bowel Experiment

As part of our science work this term we are learning about what happens to our food when we eat it. Most of us knew where it goes in (and where it came out!), but we wanted to learn about what happens to our food inside our bodies from when it goes in our mouth to... the other bit! Instead of opening up a body - even though that's what the Ancient Egyptians would have done - we created a model bowel complete with mouth, teeth, oesophagus, stomach, stomach acids, small and large intestines, rectum and anus! We were able to watch the food go down the tubes. It wasn't really a pretty sight! Mr Collett may even have got some on his shoes and trousers! Urgh!
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Through the mouth to where the teeth mash it up, before going into the stomach and then down the long length of the intestines. After that we even had a toilet for it to come out into!
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