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Gross Anatomy: Digestion

Workshop at the Museum

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Spotted Owl, Strix occidentalis.

Recommended for
Ontario: grade 5
Quebec: elementary cycle 3.

Squeeze food through a life-sized digestive tract, handle animal skulls and teeth, and dissect a real owl pellet; this hands-on workshop has it all!

Learn the names and roles of the organs of the digestive system. Make the connection between food and energy. Discover how organ systems work in unison to meet our needs and can reveal our place in the food chain.

Duration: 50 minutes.

Curriculum links (link goes to the bottom of the page).


  • October 1, 2019 – June 19, 2020
  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
  • Select Fridays:
    • November 22, 29
    • December 6, 13, 20
    • March 27
    • April 3, 17, 24
    • May 1, 8, 15, 22
    • June 12, 19
  • Workshop start times: 9:45 am, 11 am, 12:15 pm.


  • $1 per student, in addition to museum admission (admission: $9)
  • Tax is not included
  • See if your class qualifies for Nature Express, our financial-aid program.

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Curriculum Links—Ontario

Grade 5

Science and Technology

Understanding Life Systems: Human Organ Systems

Understanding Basic Concepts

  • Identify major systems in the human body and describe their roles and interrelationships.
  • Describe the basic structure and function of major organs in the digestive system.

Curriculum Links—Quebec

Elementary Cycle 3

Mathematics, Science and Technology

Competency 1: To propose explanations for or solutions to scientific or technological problems

Essential Knowledges / Living Things / Matter

  • Metabolism of plants and animals, Anatomy of animals.

Essential Knowledges / Living Things / Systems and Interaction

  • Interaction between living organisms and their environment.

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