Digestive System Tee Shirt Science Activity
Food must be broken down into a form that is usable by the body’s cells. This is done by the digestive system. Mechanical digestion begins in the mouth when food is broken down into smaller pieces. Chemical digestion breaks the food down into molecules that can move through the cell membrane.
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The connection is easily made when studying anatomy, as seen in this engaging science activity. By creating a tee shirt, students show the size, shape and placement of digestive system organs in relation to where each would be on their own body. Science Tee Shirt Activity Materials white cotton tee shirt for each student pencil, fabric markers, or washable markers permanent markers or non-washable markers newspapers posters or diagrams of digestive system, both front and back views Drawing the Digestive System Abstract Shape Art Projects With Children Susan Caplan McCarthy Prior to the activity students should receive instruction about the digestive system. This would include not only each organ’s function but also it’s relative size, shape and location in relation to other organs. Students also need an understanding as to where each organ would be located in their own body.
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Our ‘gutsy’ digestive system
Eat probiotic-rich foods Probiotics are living microorganisms that are often added to yoghurt or yoghurt drinks. Research has proven their efficacy in helping with diarrhoea, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In fact, probiotics are so crucial to your health that researchers have compared them to aa newly recognized organa. Here are some things you should avoid: Smoking Each time you light up, you are sowing the seeds of chaos in your digestive system in many ways. The valves at the end of your oesophagus can be weakened, leading to acid reflux and heartburn.
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