Hello everyone - and especially teachers.
It’s now sunny and I’m teaching my next door neighbour’s ten year old boy digestion.
So we sit in the garden, two metres apart, and we’ve had one ‘lesson’ where we drew the main organs of the digestive system onto a boy sized human outline. He wants to know more and has told me he’ll be coming back today at 1430 (UK time)!
So this is my general plan -
each ‘lesson’ will be 30 minutes -
we’ll start with a quick quiz to recap the last ‘lesson’ -
have one small part of digestion per ‘lesson’ -
and an experiment or exercise for every ‘lesson’.
I want to cover ‘how and why’ digestion happens and not just ‘where and what’ (ie the organs of digestion and food to poo) - so I want to cover the hormones as well as the nervous system. I hope this will give him practical information that will inform his choices…
Please can you all give me ideas about experiments and exercises, lots and lots of them.
This afternoon were going to ‘do’ carbohydrates and the experiment will be to chew a piece of plain bread to experience how the starch is broken down into sugars.