The Lawrence Hall of Science
The public science center of the University of California, Berkeley.
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
On a visit to The Lawrence, students collaborate to investigate new ideas as they become scientists and engineers for a day.
We partner with school districts to support science learning. We offer district-wide elementary, middle, and high school programs, either virtually or in-person.
We collaborate with a range of partners to innovate in science education. Together, we go further.
1. Make a heart valve: How does your heart move blood in one direction?
2. Clogged arteries: How does eating “bad” food damage your circulatory system?
3. What’s in your blood?: What makes up human blood and how is blood analyzed?
4. Have a heart: How does your heart pump blood in one direction?
5. The gas you pass: What causes flatulence and makes you pass gas?
6. What does spit do? How does saliva help digest food you eat?
7. Stiff bones, bendy bones: What makes our bones stiff but flexible at the same time?
8. Strong bones, weak bones: How much force is needed to break a bone?
9. Bone Fractures: What are the different ways that bones can break?
10. Wash away germs: What’s the best way to wash your hands?
11. Snotty nose: How does snot protect your lungs?
12. Build a lung: How do your lungs bring air into your body and push it out?
13. What’s in your breath? How is air we breathe in different from air we breathe out?
Have fun discovering how the human body works!
The DIY Human Body app allows families and educators to investigate and learn about the human body at home, at school, or anywhere you go! The app provides 13 free, easy to use, hands-on activities, plus videos, and much more! Each activity includes material lists, step-by-step instructions, and detailed explanations. The activity materials are widely available and inexpensive, and you probably have many of them in your own home.
Languages: English and Spanish
Topic: Human Body
Requirements: iPhone or iPad iOS 7+
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This project was supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Science Education Partnership Award program under award number 5R25OD010543-02. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program are those of the author and do not reflect the views of NIH.
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