Room 3 News:
Over the last couple of weeks Room 3 have been learning about how the eye works. We then chose our own organ or body system and wrote an information report explaining how this works. Here’s Skye’s;
The liver is part of the upper right abdomen. It is the most hardworking organ in the body – it has more than 500 jobs.
The liver is made up of a right lobe, a left lobe, a coronary ligament, a falciform ligament, a ligamentum teres, and a gallbladder.
The liver is responsible for controlling how many chemicals are in our bloodstream.
The blood leaves the stomach and heads towards the liver. The liver then filters the blood, taking out toxins. It creates bile, which carries away waste and fats. It creates proteins and cholesterol to keep our bodies healthy. The liver stores iron which helps to control the amount of blood clots in our body. It also helps to fight infections in our body, making our immune systems strong.
Bile waste is sent to the intestines which goes to the bowel and is pooped out. Blood waste is sent to the kidneys and exits your body via urine.
To take care of our liver we have to be careful about drinking alcohol, exercise and eating healthy, be careful about using chemicals and cleaning products, watch out for medications and take the amount your doctor provides.