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 - 8
  • Duration: 12 one-hour sessions
  • call for pricing
  • maximum 25 students