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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.

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

Digestive system | The Dr. Binocs Show
What happens to the food once it enters your body?
Learn the different stages of digestion

The digestive system by All wonders of our world.

The Journey of the Digestive System’ by National Geographic

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