This week, I’ve got another awesome activity for you! How many of you love teaching anatomy and physiology? I know there are a few of you, but the majority of us really struggle with how to bring this lesson, filled nothing but technical words and definitions, to life. Well, Cassi Dietel and Jodi Gates at Professional Hair Design Academy in Eau Claire, Wisconsin came up with a great idea and put it to the test in the classroom.
Rather than just simply lecturing on the systems of the body, they broke out the paints, glue, glitter and makeup and let the students have some fun. The pictures speak for themselves. Take a look!
There are a number of benefits to this activity.
The school had them partner up, assigned each group a system. The team then had to pick an area from that system, write a short report about, create the body art and then present it to their classmates.
Many educators have used a similar activity over the years. Have students take these same systems and draw them on to large sheets of butcher paper. But this idea takes it to the next level, because students get to see where the same systems are on the human body. It creates a 3D look. Love the out-side-the box thinking! Great job Cassi and Jodi!