On Friday Years 3 to 6 visited We The Curious in Bristol. We had a brilliant time there and really enjoyed ourselves!
Year 3 and 4 completed a workshop on the digestive system. We learnt the different organs that are in our bodies to help us digest our food and the job that each part of the digestive system plays. We had to play the part of our mouth, stomach and intestines to digest our ‘food’ and get rid of the waste product poo.
We also completed an experiment making different toothpastes. We had cards with different recipes that included bicarbonate of soda, glycerin, peppermint extract and sand. Our recipes didn’t include all of the ingredients and some of us could brush our ‘teeth’ with toothbrushes but some people had to use our fingers. We found that brushing our teeth with toothbrushes was better and some ingredients were more successful. As it’s ‘Science Week’ we’re going to look at this in more detail this week so come back and see how we get on!
In the afternoon we went to a ‘How your body works’ show which had experiments and demonstrations showing how different things in our body work. Take a look at the videos below to find out more…
How we know that we breathe out carbon dioxide:
How our muscles work:
How we use energy:
How much energy one calorie is:
A very big thank you to We The Curious for our exciting day on Friday, we loved exploring the exhibitions and learning new things in our workshops and shows!