The program will allow families to explore the body through a variety of devices to measure heart rate, how the body regulates oxygen intake and temperature. Participants will make maps of their brain, discover what blood pressure means, create a “blood sample,” learn how to type blood, construct a working arm complete with muscles and tendons, and produce a mini stomach to digest a cracker.
“We are so excited about the upcoming “The Amazing Human Body” program,” says Gail Gentry, STEM Center outreach coordinator. “Through a variety of interactive activities, the participants will have an opportunity to learn how choices that they make every day impact their bodies and, ultimately, their health.
“The program will feature hands-on activities developed and staffed by volunteers from TTU’s nursing department; the food, nutrition and dietetics club; and the child life department in the College of Agriculture and Human Ecology.”
The center’s FAB Friday programs are age-appropriate for fourth through 12th graders and their families, but as always, younger siblings are welcome to participate. Guests may come and go as their schedules allow, but parent or guardians must remain with their children at all times during the event.
Admission is free but reservations are required. Guests may make reservations online at www.tntech.edu/stem/fab-fridays.
For more information visit www.tntech.edu/stem or call (931) 372-6573.
The Oakley STEM Center is located in Ray Morris Hall on the campus of Tennessee Tech at 155 W. 7th Street, the corner of 7th and Stadium Drive in Cookeville.