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Anatomy Activities and Fireworks

January 16, 2018


Workshop Activities


1. Craft - Braiding

2. Key Points – Human Anatomy by Leonardo

3. Collaborative – Frog Dissecting

4. Writing – Quotation Marks

5. Math/Logic – Human Proportions

6. Genius Principle – Be Healthy

7. Big Activity – Healthy Eating

8. Movement - Chicken Fat


Minecraft Class

  • Label bones

  • Play Operation

  • Experience and discussion on drug abuse

  • Build challenge: anatomy of a Minecraft mob


Upcoming Activities

  • Call to Adventure – Livestream every Tuesday morning at 6:45 AM on Celebration Education Families Facebook page:

  • Field Trips

    • Body Worlds exhibit and IMAX movie at California Science Center 1/17

    • Space Walk – 1/31 Fountain Valley

    • Colonial Farm Life at Colonial Chesterfield at Riley's Farm 1/31

  • Weekly Teen Hang Outs – Wednesdays in Santa Ana, 2-8



Read through the fireworks and choose five that you think might interest your child. Allow him or her to select 1-3 of them.


  • Make a graph to show the body weight for adult males and females. Use a different color for each.

  • Medical Fact or Fiction: Leonardo’s sketches of anatomy are so accurate, they are still used today. However, over the years, there has been many myths about anatomy. Are the medical statements below true (T) or false (F)?

    1. _____ Feed a cold, starve a fever.

    2. _____ Wait an hour after eating to go swimming.

    3. _____ Coffee stunts your growth.

    4. _____ Fish is brain food.

    5. _____ Chocolate causes acne.

    6. _____ Spicy foods cause ulcers.

    7. _____ Eating carrots will improve eyesight.

    8. _____ If you go outside with wet hair, you will catch a cold.

    9. _____ Reading in dim light will damage your eyes.

    10. _____ Too much TV is bad for your eyes.

    11. _____ If you cross your eyes, they will stay that way.

    12. _____ Thumb-sucking causes buck teeth.

    13. _____ Cracking knuckles causes arthritis.

    14. _____ Too much loud noise can cause hearing loss.

      Answers can be found here:

    • Make a timeline that shows the chronology of medical practices.

    • Leonardo sketched and painted many figures of living things. Visit the websites below to create your own unique people, animals and creatures.





    • Observe a butterfly. Notice if the wings are symmetrical.

    • Another aspect of divine proportion is phi. Phi=1.6180339887.... In theory, nature follows the rule of divine proportion. Using the rule of phi, the length of one’s forearm should be proportioned to one’s lower leg (knee to ankle). Measure your arm and leg to see if this is true.

    • Measure your body:!-lesson-plan/

    • Make a model of yourself:'s-me-lesson-plan/

    • Compare your body systems to items or industries, i.e. your brain is a computer chip, etc.

    • Use one of the following phrases or group of words based on anatomy to write a creative story.

      1. five fingers were spread apart

      2. beating heart, rapid breathing

      3. the nervous system drawn on an old piece of paper

      4. all the bones in his/her spine

      7. brain waves of a brave man

      8. appendicitis on a rainy day

      10. stomach twisted by poison

      • Read fiction and non-fiction about the human body.

      • Dissect a frog or other small animal.

      • Try the demos at

      • It is important to take good care of your body so that your body will take good care of you. How can you take good care of your body? Do you need to exercise more or eat better? What can you improve on?

      • Blow up balloons to demonstrate how air going into the balloon is similar to air going into our lungs.

      • Take pulse at resting rate.  Do cardiovascular exercise (run, jump rope, cycle) for at least 20 minutes.  Take pulse again.  Notice how your circulatory system kicks into overdrive (heart pumping, pulse thudding in your ears, chest heaving for air).

      • Eat a snack.  Consider how you chew up your food in order to swallow.  Does your mouth water?  This is to help break down the food for digestion.

      • Have you ever “pinched yourself to see if you were dreaming”?  This is because we know that if we can “feel” the pain of a pinch, we must not be dreaming.  Give yourself a light pinch.  Consider how your nerves receive this information a