Hands On Activity: How Long is the Digestive Tract?

Digestive Tract:

So just how long is our digestive tract? We set out to find out with this activity. We measured out different colors of yarns for each part of the digestive system.

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The page you see (above right) is in the Digestive System Pack (See details below.) I made for the kids.

After we had all the bits measured and tied together, we went out to the driveway to see just how long it really is!

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The kids then spent time, trying to lay all that out on their own body.

I made outlines of the kids bodies on butcher paper (we did this the day before).

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Then they carefully laid out the yarn in the appropriate areas:

DigestiveTract2LD decided he wanted to draw the parts of the digestive tract on his body, though he did it in pencil so it’s a bit difficult to see:

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We went over quite a bit of information as we did all these activities. You can see a couple of those pages in the photos above. We read books from the library and then at the end of the unit, went over the information for their notebook pages.  I’ll share that pack with you tomorrow.

Digestive System Student Worksheet Packet:

This packet includes worksheets on the mouth, swallowing and the digestive tract. It includes pieces for a digestive system lapbook or interactive notebook. Also included are the hands-on activities our kids did during this unit.

This 70+ page packet is $5.99. See below for more details and all that is included:

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$5.99

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What is included? Everything you see below:
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The Digestive System Unit Packet now includes lapbook/notebook pieces:   DigestiveSystem-LapbookPages Also included are worksheets and our hand-on activities of the mouth
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You will also find worksheets and activity ideas about swallowing, the epiglottis and choking in this packet:
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  We included all of our hands-on activity ideas in this packet as well: Digestive-SystemHandsOnActivitiesDigestive Functions WorksheetDigestive System Worksheet
Digestive System Flap Book Digestive System Writing Paper - EssayNutrition Worksheets and Activities - Fiber VitaminsFiber and our Digestive System worksheet and activity

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Check out our other science units and freebies:

  • Rocks and Minerals: Free 25 page packet, free pages on the 3-types of rocks, lots of hands on activities

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