As part of our Health and Science units this week we finished by examining the Digestive System. Students made a paper replica of the digestive track and most were shocked to learn just how long it actually is.
In the above three pictures, students are seen preparing and researching the various parts of the digestive system.
Students concluded the exercise by connecting all the parts and measuring the final product. Students researched various questions they had, such as, How can a digestive system that is over seven meters long fit in my body? Why do the small intestines need to be so long? Since they are so long, why are they called the small intestines?