Body Works Science Workshop

We had a great time last week learning about the journey food takes through our bodies. Everyone was surprised to learn that our small intestines are 6 metres long!

Later on we had fun exploring the different exhibits on offer. We tried out a thermal camera, a memory game, a multi tasking game, a body puzzle, an X-ray activity and much, much more! One exhibit even showed you what you might look like in 10 years time if you lived an unhealthy lifestyle! It was pretty scary!

Here is a pretend stomach full of food!
We played a small intestine race. Each person had to squeeze the ball through the small intestine, acting like the muscles pushing real food through the body.

This exhibit showed what happens to your lungs if you smoke cigarettes. It was much harder to pump air into the black lung.
It was great fun using this special magnifying camera.
The multi tasking game.
This machine let us listen to different people breathing. One person had asthma and we had to guess which one it was.
The memory game involved pushing a sequence of colours in the order shiwn. A new colour was added each time it the sequence which made it it’s tricky!

Leighton and George worked as a team to put the body back together again.

Great fun was had by all with the thermal camera.
The poor person in this X-ray had barbed wire stuck in their hands! Ouch!