Practice your surgery skills, decide where you stand in the debate over genetic engineering, and much more as you examine the technologies we use on our own bodies and on other living things.
Activities for this unit include:
- Genetically Modified Food:
Can you tell the difference between genetically modified food and organic food? In this activity you'll learn many opinions about whether genetically modified food is safe or not, then decide what you think!
Practice your surgery skills! Decide which needle to use to stitch the wound. Then, try to use tweezers to tie off the knot - it's trickier than you think!
- Are Your Hands Clean?
Doctor's hands have to be very clean when taking care of sick people, to avoid infection. Wash your hands, then look at them in our special black light chamber to find out if you've really cleaned them.
- Dental Tools:
What are all those tools at the Dentist's office used for? Find out as you clean a set of giant model teeth using real dental tools.
- Measure Your Heart:
Use an EKG probe to measure the electricity in your heart, and see how it changes depending on what you're doing.
- Doctor Tools:
Use our play tools to take care of a teddy bear. Learn what tools doctors use, what they're called, and what they look like.
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