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The digestive system allows us to get the nutrients we need from the food we eat.

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Flash | All about the digestive system by The Children’s University of Manchester.

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The digestive process starts in the mouth. We chew food with our teeth and mix the food with saliva.

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Our tongue pushes the food around our mouth to a tube called the oesophagus. The oesophagus is a tube that connects the mouth and the stomach.

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The food travels down the oesophagus to the stomach. The stomach is like a mixer. It uses gastric juices to turn the food into a thick liquid.

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The thick liquid travels to a long tube called the small intestine. The small intestine breaks down the food mixture even more.

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The liver and the pancreas send juices to the small intestine so that our body can now absorb the nutrients in the food.

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The remains of the food go to a wide tube called the large intestine.

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The remains finally leave the body through the anus.

Video | Digestive system by Kids Health Videos. Food goes in, then what? Find out in this movie.


Video | The digestive system by All wonders of our world.


Video | ‘The Journey of the Digestive System’ by National Geographic.