Day 1, we learned about the DIGESTIVE SYSTEM:
|The instructor is teaching about the |
different parts of the Digestive System.
|Using stethoscopes to listen to|
intestinal gurgling sounds called peristalsis.
|They made "vomit" by mixing together 2 crackers, 1/2 banana, shredded carrots, baking soda, and vinegar to simulate what happens to food inside the stomach.|
|It literally looks like vomit. Ewww.|
|They blew up balloons and let them go to simulate the sounds of flatulence. Ha ha! They had such fun with this.|
|Pushing thick oatmeal through a panty hose leg to simulate food being pushed through the small intestines.|
Day 2, I didn't get too many pictures, but we learned about the CIRCULATORY SYSTEM. They made the different parts of blood, listened to heart beats, and learned about veins and arteries.
|Here, they put celery into a glass of food coloring|
and left it there for a couple of days to see how veins work.
On the last day, they learned about the RESPIRATORY SYSTEM:
|They made "snot." Their faces tell the story on this one.|
|They went outside to drop Mentos into a bottle of diet Coke|
to simulate how pressure builds up before we sneeze.
A sneeze can travel up to 100 miles per hour!
|They used balloons and a water bottle|
to show how our diaphragm helps our lungs work.
|and, they blew through straws into water bottles to show lung capacity. |
Some of them got their faces very wet. Hee hee.