Topic: the body human

Friday, September 7, 2012

The human body is a pretty amazing and complex thing. to celebrate the human body, and our summer exhibition Body Worlds & The Brain, we made some eye-catching visits to two of our community partners who know a lot about the human form - The Richmond Ballet and The Downtown YMCA.
The brain is the central cerebral powerhouse of our nervous system and carries out commands that involve, well, the entire body! This vital organ takes up about 20% of the oxygen we take in and is a mere 2% of our body mass.
The human foot is a pretty remarkable part of our bodies. 26 bones working together to do some cool things that keep our lives interesting. This is definitely a huge part in keeping us moving and keeping our lives interesting.
Can you roll your tongue? What color are your eyes? Do you have freckles? Your genetic makeup is unlike any other in this world. Don’t believe us? Compare yourself to thousands of other Museum guests to grasp just how unique you are.
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Sharpen your forensic skills by solving a unique mystery crime. Work out clues on digestion and memory and problem solve your way to a solution.
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Where does life come from? Investigate the nature of DNA and cells. Review reproductive systems on a life-sized scan of the human body. Test your senses and learn how your brain receives and interprets these signals.
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What are the major food groups? How many servings of fruits and vegetables does your body need each day? Climb the food pyramid to understand the components of a healthy diet. Learn the difference between processed and homemade foods and their nutritional values.
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Shrink to microscopic size to understand cellular structuring, chromosomes, and the nature of DNA.
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Explore ethical issues in scientific innovation through a series of provoking prompts. Discuss organ donation, human population, and genetic manipulation.
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