What is body mapping?

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Remember playing the game "Operation" as a kid? This week, Little Explorers became medical doctors in order to embark on an expedition into the human body. First, they created a body map by tracing their own bodies and embellishing them with creative and colorful details. Next, the little MDs began the exciting journey of placing body organs in the correct location. Did they get it right? Not always, but they learned along the way that the brain is not found in the throat and the kidneys belong lower than the chest. By the end of the journey, they were preschool specialists of internal organs!

 

WHAT'S RED AND LIQUID AND TRAVELS THROUGHOUT THE BODY?

You guess it...our blood! ! The mission for students in lab class today was to investigate this life giving liquid. They were quick to describe blood as "liquid" and "red" but soon they discovered it's so much more. Only with a special microscope can the naked eye see the complex structure of blood. With the help of a Blood Model, the young scientists were able to engage with the different elements found in blood. But the discovery didn't end there, we pulled out the play dough and they made their own models of the blood's cellular components! Who knew the study of the function/morphology of blood could be both educational and entertaining?b
"I love science! I want every class to be like this one." Mark, 7

How do we purify polluted water?

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Today the kids learned about water pollution. They made polluted water containing debris, chemicals, and plastics (aka human waste) and tried to purify it by engineering water filters. Very challenging and fun task!
The children also replicated an oil spill which was fascinating and important scientific work!
"Wow, that was awesome!", 8 year old