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Bodyworlds at the Science Museum of Virginia

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Bodyworlds

The three of us went to see the Bodyworlds exhibit at the SMV. You can find my brief reaction to it here.

When I asked Sam what she found most interesting, she mentioned a photography exhibit that was inserted in the main exhibit–a recent study of food consumption around the world. Families from different countries were posed with a typical week’s worth of food and the price in USD.

Sam:

the family from Chad only spends $1.24 per week on food and the family from Germany spends $500!

Arabesque

4 August 2012

The Eyeball

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

Eyeball

Six tiny muscles hold each eyeball in the sockets of your head.

When the image of a tree enters the retina it looks upside down. There is one spot on the retina that is not sensitive to light. It is called the blind spot. There are no rods and no cones in the blind spot.

Eyes and Ears by Seymour Simon

February 2012

The Ear

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

Inside the ear

Inside the middle ear are the three smallest bones in the body. Called the hammer, the anvil and stirrup. As people get older it is harder for them to hear. Ears help you balance.

Eyes and Ears by Seymour Simon

February 2012

Experiment: Light and Pupils

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

1. What Did We Use?

A flashlight.

2. What Did We Do?

We went into a dark room and shined the flashlight in each other’s eyes.

3. What Happened?

Our pupils got small when the flashlight was in our faces, and large when it wasn’t.

4. What Did We Learn?

We learned that pupils get small in bright light and big in dim light.

15 February 2012

How You See and Eye Facts

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

1. When you see something, your eyes make the image of it upside down but your brain turns it right side up.

2. Some men are color blind, which means their eyes can’t recognize some colors. Can you see the 6 in this square?

3. Blind people use a special kind of way to read. They also have a different language that they can read called Braille.

KFHBE
15 February 2012

Doctor Party!

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

For Sam’s 6th birthday, she had a doctor-themed party.

There were red and white blood cells:
red and white blood cells

Medical supplies:
Medical supplies

Eye chart:
Eye chart

And hospital beds for sick bears and dolls:
bear clinic

There was Pin the Band-Aid on the Patient:
Pin the bandaid

A stethoscope craft:
Make your own stethoscope

Fruit and cupcakes with red crosses on them:
cupcakes

And plenty of running around and exercise!
Exercise

1 October 2011

First Aid Kits

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

First Aid Kits for bday party

4 September 2011

When You Are Sick

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

1. Doctors have casts for broken bones to help them heal.

2. Some medicines are injected through the skin.

3. The thermometer can tell the temperature inside the body.

KFHBE
6 September 2011

Experiment: Catch Your Breath

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

1. What Did We Use?

We used a mirror and our own breath.

2. What Did We Do?

We blew on the mirror.

3. What Happened?

Tiny water droplets formed.

4. What Did We Learn?

We learned that when you breathe on glass, water droplets form. And we learned that lungs have a little bit of water droplets in them.

29 August 2011

Breathing Trouble

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

1. I think it’s cool that when you sneeze, the air bursts out faster than a car.

2. So many people have an allergy to pollen.

KFHBE
29 August 2011