This week we finished up our unit on the digestive system. The kids made a stomach model. We used 1/2 of a banana and a few crackers and mushed them up in a bag.
Then they added water with a couple of drops of food coloring.
What resulted was our model of the stomach and the way it breaks down food for our body.
I think they were a little grossed out!
This is my favorite video for the digestive system. It shows all the yucky details and the kids love it!
We also played a math game to practice multiplying and dividing fractions. Each group got a stack of fraction cards, a 10 sided and 4 sided dice.
Roll the green dice- if the number is even you multiply, if it is odd you divide.
Roll the black dice to get your numbers. If you roll 1- whole number, 2-mixed number, 3 or 4- fraction. To create your mixed number roll the green dice and draw a fraction card. Create your whole number by rolling green dice. Draw a card for a fraction.
I love seeing the groups working together to solve the math problems.
Each group divided into 2 teams and played against each other. Everyone had to work out the problems they created because they had to check each other's answers.
STUDENTS: What did you learn about the digestive system that you didn't already know before our unit?