Workshop: Human & Comparative Anatomy

Learn about the inner workings of the human body. Gain an in-depth understanding of the systems of the human body, and then compare and contrast human systems with comparable animal systems.

Major Concepts to Be Explored: 

  • What are the major properties of water? 

  • What is the relationship between weather and water? 

  • What is buoyancy? 

  • What are some ways to combat water pollution? 

  • What are some examples of animals that live in the ocean? 

  • What are some examples of microscopic organisms that can live in the water? 

Essential Standards: 

3.P.2.2, 3.E.2.1, 4.L.1.1, 4.L.1.3, 5.L.2.1, 7.E.1.2, 8.E.1.1, 8.E.1.4 

21st Century Skills:

Participants will be able to:

  • Communicate by sharing thoughts, questions, ideas, and solutions 

  • Collaborate by working together to reach a goal – putting talent, expertise, and smarts to work 

  • Think critically by looking at problems in a new way and linking learning across subjects and disciplines 

  • Create, innovate, and invent by trying new approaches when presented with a challenge 

Goals of the Workshop:

  • To provide a broad understanding of the many aspects of water, including both fresh and salt water. 
  • To perform various water-based activities and analyze their results.

Workshop Objectives: 

Participants will be able to: 

  • Understand water properties 

  • Understand how water is involved in the water cycle 

  • Understand how buoyancy, density and objects floating are related 

  • Understand water filtration, how it is done, and how pollution affects other things 

  • Understand how salt water is different from fresh water and how that affects the animals that live in both types of water 

  • Observe and describe various microscopic water organisms 

 Methods and Activities: 

  • Students will perform hands-on experiments that illustrate different properties of water. 

  • Students will experiment to discover how buoyancy, density, and objects floating are related. 

  • Students will perform water filtration and pollution activities to discover how pollution can affect various aspects of life. 

  • Students will experiment with salt water and fresh water to discover differences, and observe various sea life specimens. 

  • Students will observe various microscopic water organisms. 

Key Vocabulary: 

Water, Surface Tension, Adhesion, Cohesion, Capillary Action, States of Matter, Water Cycle, Buoyancy, Density, Filtration, Pollution, Fresh Water, Salt Water, Magnification, Magnification Power 

 Set-up Requirements: 

  • Teaching/presentation space must be accessible via wheeled cart. 

  • Tables for students to work in groups 

  • Ready access to water (for both use and disposal) 

  • Access to electricity 

  • Approximate set-up and clean up time is ~45 min. 

  • 15 minutes needed between sessions to reset if multiple sessions booked  

  • Program will need to remain set up and secured from students if multiple programs are booked. 

  • Secure storage location for materials if left overnight. 

Call to Book

704.372.6261 x300
  • Grades 3 - 12
  • Duration: 12 one-hour sessions
  • call for pricing
  • maximum 25 students

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