Gums to Bums

What goes on inside your body once you swallow your food? How does food give us energy?  With a real stomach and fake poo, this show is a hilarious and hands-on look at human digestion.

Stages: This show can be tailored for all age groups.
Program Length: 30-45 minutes

Bookings: Please contact our Museum Express Officer for more details and bookings on 02 4974 1400 or email us.

Show Synopsis

Follow Mike the Manikin's breakfast through his digestive system.  Students will be hands-on in moving the food through the "mouth", "stomach", "small intestine", and "large intestine".  Along the way we'll learn about mechanical and chemical digestion,  the length of your intestine, and why farts are so interesting.  Students won't stop laughing as they touch a real stomach, find out if they're a supertaster, and help make poo for Mike.  The show ends with a fiery explosion of intestinal gas!

Primary Connections links

  • Staying Alive, Growing Well

NSW Curriculum

STe-1VA,ST3-1VA, ST1-1VA, ST2-1VA, Ste-3VA, ST1-3VA, St2-3VA, ST3-3VA, STe-8NE, ST1-10LW, ST2-10LW, ST3-10LW

Australian Curriculum Sections

  • Living things have basic needs including food and water (ACSU002)
  • Science involves asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events (ACSHE034)
  • Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things (ACSSU044)
  • Objects are made of materials that have observable properties (ACSSU003)
  • Everyday materials can be physically changed in a variety of ways (ACSSU018)
  • Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships (ACSHE061)
  • Living things have life-cycles (ACSSU072)
  • Living things, including plants and animals, depend on each other and the environment to survive (ACSSU073)
  • Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (ACSSU043)