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3/4D are learning all about the Digestive System


On Monday 9th May Sally from Monash University came and taught 3/4D how the digestive system works.

Check out Cate and Samson’s recount of our incursion:

I used to wonder about how we swallow food but when we had such a fun time going to the hall my class and I found out how we digest in such a fun way!

When we walked into the hall we were greeted by an enthusiastic scientist who worked at Monash university who was here to teach us about the digestive system, her name was Sally!

The first thing Sally did with us was telling us how we get our energy the answer to that was food! After that she got my class and I to eat a delicious lolly. While we were eating and swallowing she told us a few facts.

After we had swallowed such a yummy treat! We were taught about the peristalsis then we did a fun activity involving tights and a ping pong ball, it sounds like such an odd mix but those two things together made such a fun game.

Then she got us to get into pairs and head to a table, we had to put a piece of bread in a plastic bag with some water then we had to squish it! This explained how the stomach churned and squished food.

We worked on that activity for a while then at the end we had a choice to touch an ox’s tongue and (or) a pig’s intestine and (or) a pig’s stomach!Knowing that I was squeamish I decided not to touch any of these things!

It was easy to say that this incursion was by far the most interesting incursion I have had so far!
I hope we get to do this activity again because I can certainly say it was fantastic!

By Cate

When we got there Sally was talking about the Mouth, Teeth and Saliva. She was also talking about sugar and how it digests in your mouth. Then we put a lolly in our mouth and she wanted us to feel the sugar digesting in our mouths. The lolly was delicious.

Then she was talking about the oesophagus. The oesophagus is in your throat and that breaks down the food that we eat. We had to play this game called peristalsis and we had a stocking and a ping pong ball. We got into groups of 5 and we had to push the ping pong ball through the stocking like you ate something and it’s going through your throat. Whichever team won got another lolly and all teams wanted the prize but only one team could win the prize. That team wasn’t my team unfortunately.

After that we did an experiment and we had to put a piece of bread in plastic bag and mix it with water. It looked gross! Then we put cocoa and oats in the plastic bag. Then we put the stuff in a cloth and I had to squeeze the water out. Once all the water was squeezed out of the cloth there was stuff left that was the waste. After we did that we got to touch an ox’s tongue, a pig’s small intestine and a pig’s stomach. We obviously touched those organs with gloves. Straight away I washed my hands. Over all I think it was an awesome, interesting incursion.

By Samson

What was your favourite part of the incursion?
What new fact did you learn?

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24 Comments to

“3/4D are learning all about the Digestive System”

  1. July 13th, 2016 at 4:54 am      Reply ebonidhfmw Says:

    Dear Miss Dickson,
    My favorite part of the incursion was having a lolly
    I learnt that lollys dissolve in your mouth
    From Eboni

  2. July 13th, 2016 at 4:57 am      Reply saraahfmw Says:

    Hi 3/4D!
    I really liked all the describing words that you used in the incursion recount.
    From Sara

  3. July 13th, 2016 at 4:57 am      Reply allegranhfmw Says:

    Dear Miss Dickson,
    These posts explain like everything to me!
    I really love the Digestive System.
    And I felt like I was actually there!
    From Allegra

  4. July 13th, 2016 at 4:58 am      Reply kalanithfmw Says:

    Dear Cate
    Your blog post is so awesome because you put so much effort into it. You make me want to read on.

    From Kalani

  5. July 13th, 2016 at 5:01 am      Reply cateahfmw Says:

    Hi Miss Dickson,
    Thank you for choosing my recount to put on the 3/4 D blog.
    This was such an interesting topic to do.
    From Cate

  6. July 13th, 2016 at 5:03 am      Reply leonardothfmw Says:

    Hi 3/4D,
    How did you think the pigs intestines and the ox’s tongue felt?
    From Leonardo.

  7. July 13th, 2016 at 5:04 am      Reply seojunlhfmw Says:

    Dear Miss Dickson,
    I really liked the video you posted because there were lot of interesting pictures.

    From Jun

  8. July 13th, 2016 at 5:09 am      Reply josephshfmw Says:

    Hi 3/4D
    How are the teeth so hard that they can nearly not break?
    From Joseph

  9. July 20th, 2016 at 4:42 am      Reply irisphfmw Says:

    Dear Cate,
    What is an Ox?
    From Iris

  10. July 20th, 2016 at 4:43 am      Reply sapthaghfmw Says:

    Dear Cate
    I like how you put lots of information.
    From Saptha

  11. July 20th, 2016 at 4:44 am      Reply scarlettrosed Says:

    To 3/4 D,
    what do you mean when you ate the loly and she side some facts?
    Frome: Scarlett-Rose

  12. July 20th, 2016 at 4:44 am      Reply jimmybhfmw Says:

    Hi 3/4D
    How long is the small intestine?
    Regards Jimmy

  13. July 20th, 2016 at 4:45 am      Reply meekaphfmw Says:

    Dear Cate I loved All your information it was very interesting

    From Meeka

  14. July 20th, 2016 at 4:45 am      Reply indiaphfmw Says:

    Dear Miss Dickson,
    I think you picked two great people to put their recounts on the blog. I like both of the recounts because they are very descriptive.

    From India.

  15. July 20th, 2016 at 4:46 am      Reply samsonchfmw Says:

    Hi Miss Dickson

    That day was the best day because we got to eat lollies.
    I wish you were there.

    From Samson

  16. July 20th, 2016 at 4:50 am      Reply jasonlhfmw Says:

    Dear Samson,
    How long is the oesophagus?

    From Jason

  17. July 20th, 2016 at 4:50 am      Reply avahhfmw Says:

    Dear Cate,
    Cate your recount on the digestive system is great.I like all the interesting facts you put on your recount.
    From Ava

  18. July 20th, 2016 at 5:08 am      Reply orionthfmw Says:

    Dear Miss Dickson

    I love the new posts because we will get more visitors.

    From Orion

  19. July 20th, 2016 at 5:08 am      Reply sophiabhfmw Says:

    Hi Ms dickson,
    I love the blog because it has lots of interesting facts.
    from Sophia

  20. July 20th, 2016 at 5:09 am      Reply isaacdhfmw Says:

    Dear 3/4d,
    I really liked the video of the incursion that we had
    earlier in the year.

    From Isaac

  21. July 20th, 2016 at 5:10 am      Reply williamohfmw Says:

    Dear 3/4D
    Is the pigs intestine muscular?
    From Will

  22. July 20th, 2016 at 8:55 pm      Reply orionthfmw Says:

    Dear Miss Dickson

    I loved reading Samson’s and Cate’s digestive system recount

    From Orion

  23. August 2nd, 2016 at 2:26 am      Reply cjackson Says:

    Wow you have been learning so much!
    Miss Jackson

  24. August 25th, 2016 at 12:51 pm      Reply GauravK Says:

    I like this blog, as there are many of the interesting facts. It is always nice to make the kids involve in different activities.

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