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Animals – The Digestive System

Digestion is the how the body breaks down food so it can be taken in and used. There are many organs in the digestive system each with a particular job to do.

Food passes down through:

The Mouth

Oseophagus

Stomach

Small Intestine

Large Intestine

Rectum

Other organs such as the liver and pancreas also play a role in digestion by producing chemicals that help to break down food.

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How long is your small intestine?

Nearly as long as a bus (7m).

​​​​​​​Watch the video below to see the journey of food through the body…

Follow these hyperlinks to learn more:-

  1. How the Digestive System Works
  2. Doring Kindersley
  3. BBC Video on Digestion and Circulation

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