Wednesday, January 28, 2015

"The Body"
This post today is about the human body and a unique education experience for the Scholars at Vineville Academy here in Macon, Georgia.  It was my good fortune to be one of several volunteers that helped educate the Scholars at Vineville Academy today.  The Scholars in the Fifth Grade were the participants today.  It is my understanding that the lower grades were involved yesterday, January 27th.

When I arrived I observed this truck which delivered the program materials two days ago so that the education maze could be constructed.  Today was the last day for the education of the Scholars so the Staff of "The Body" was ready to pack up the material after the Fifth Grade Scholars had traveled through the human body.  At each station there was a volunteer that read a script, demonstrated the required materials and questioned the Scholars before they moved on to the next body part.

I was impressed with the attitude and the discipline of the Scholars. There were five to seven Scholars in each group.  It took over an hour and half for all of the fifth grade Scholars to travel through The Body.

Clicking on this picture allows you to see who the program sponsors are for "The Body."

This is the entire front set-up of The Body in the Auditorium at Vineville.

The first station was a segment about "The Eyes."

Then  "The Teeth."


"Small Intestine"





This is the exit display which allowed each of the Scholars to quickly review "The Body" parts and organs that they had just visited.

As I indicated above, the Scholars received the information and were very interested in program.  It was also a fun adventure for me.  I was the Small Intestine and one of the display material I presented to each group was a rope that was twenty feet long which represented the actual length of that organ in every human body.  The script stated that this organ was contained in the lower body between the hips.  From what I was able to observe from the looks on the Scholars' faces I got the impression that they were amazed on the actual length of this organ.

I would suggest that this was and is an excellent method of teaching Scholars about "The Body."

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