Teaching overview

Learning points

  • All animals need to get rid of waste.
  • Birds excrete faeces and urine through an opening called the cloaca.
  • Bird poo is actually a mixture of wee and poo.

Curriculum keywords

  • Animals
  • Body systems
  • Excretion

Spark a discussion

  • What are the two ways that humans get rid of waste when they go to the toilet?
  • How do birds get rid of their waste when they go to the toilet?
  • What is a cloaca?

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