A poo transplant takes faeces from one person and puts it into another. Why? Scientists have learned that this can improve physical and mental health by changing a person's gut microbiome - the bacteria living in the intestines.
In this activity, students advise an obese friend whether a faecal transplant could help him lose weight.
Poo transplants is designed to take around one lesson. It could be used at the end of a teaching sequence to practice higher-order thinking.
Blueprint curriculum links
- Concept: Digestive system
- Skill: Judge quality of a source
- Learning stage: Analyse
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Work with a scientist
This activity is ideal for use with a scientist in the classroom, or online. We can help you set up a partnership - just complete the form (only open to UK schools).
Poo transplants is a resource developed for the CONNECT project.