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Animals including Humans

This unit focuses on the digestive system in humans and animals and the functions of teeth. Children will learn more about herbivores, carnivores and omnivores in the context of teeth, digestion and the food chain. In addition, they will extend their understanding of food chains to more complex chains and food webs.

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Make it: Make a model of the human digestive system using a pair of tights -


Visit: The Natural History Museum (Red Zone) for a permanent exhibit on the human body.


Go Online: Learn about how the digestive system works -


Make it: An origami tooth -


Go Online: A comprehensive site where you can learn about teeth and eating -



- The Quest to Digest by Mary Corcoran

- Journey Through the Human Body Collection (


Go Online: Information on teeth - (Types of teeth.) (Why do animals have different teeth?) (The effects of drinks on teeth.)