Saturday, March 17, 2012

What happens when you teach some kids about the digestive system?

Your son becomes poop.   At least that's what happened to my son.  Every week we get together with another homeschool family and do some group schooling.

We do this book------------------------------------------->

It's called 
"Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology
by Jeannie Fulbright. 

Yesterday we finished the lesson on the digestive system.  And since our two girls are always making up plays, we decided to give them a project.  Make a play all about the digestive system.  They ran off and in record time came back and said they were ready.  It was quite the play. 

T and C were the food.  T is a slice of pizza and C is broccoli. Don't those sound lovely together?

Here B is preparing to eat the food.
"J" was the tongue and the food was landing on it

And the food falls down down down into the stomach.

Here the stomach pushes and churns.. killing bacteria...
and breaking down proteins..

It's then into the small intestines where the villi absorbs the nutrients from the food as it's pushed along.

Then it enters the large intestine which absorbs the water from the food.

Eventually the food is evacuated from the body.. Here B demonstrates sitting on the toilet and since T" had a brown sweater on, guess what he was elected to be.. yep you guessed it.  The poop!

 It was an amusing and informative play.  These kids are awesome!


  1. That is so cool. There is no way they would get this opportunity to be so creative in public school.


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