Thursday, October 18, 2012

Cincinnati Museum Center -- Stuffee, the anatomy doll

Earlier this week we enjoyed a visit from the Cincinnati Museum Center. They brought "Stuffee," an anatomy doll, to help teach the children about how the body works.

The kids were able to put "food" in Stuffee's mouth and feed him! Then they unzipped him to see where the food goes and talked about how healthy food helps our bodies.  Stuffee's organs were removed from his body and the children learned all about what the organs are and what they do.  Very neat!

Putting food in Stuffee's mouth

Proudly holding up one of Stuffee's organs

Using real stethoscopes to listen for their heartbeats

Ohio Pre-Kindergarten Content Standard:
  • Science: Life Science
    • Observations of Living Things
      • Similarities and differences exist among individuals of the same kinds of plants and animals. 
  • Science: Observations of the Environment
    • Science Inquiry and Application
      • Employ simple equipment and tools to gather data and extend the senses.

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