What do flies eat?

12 Jun 2019

What do flies eat?

We managed to find the perfect video which showed us a fly eating and this led to a discussion around how a fly eats and what it eats.

We discovered that flies don’t have teeth, that they simply dribble on their food and suck it up through their straw like tongue!  They love to eat any food especially smelly/rotten things!  Gross! 

Even though flies are gross they play a important part in our ecosystem, helping to get rid of our food rubbish and waste.  Good thing we also have spiders because they make sure that there aren't too many flies around…...It’s an important natural balance!

The children then pretended to be flies...zooming around the room with their proboscis, straw-like tongue.