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Kids get a look at the 'inside story'
Above, USU Eastern pre-med and nursing students Trisha Larson and Kelton Wells display a human brain while (below) kids get a look a beef heart as third grade classes at Castle Heights Elementary get an education beyond the typical elementary curriculum. Dr. Tyson Chappell, USU Eastern professor of anatomy and physiology, brought his students, along with: hearts from elk, pig, sheep, human; sheep brain; eye from a cow; human skeletal bones and a plastic torso complete with organs, to wow and educate students on the functions of the human and animal body. Discussions of the brain included the functions of the different regions, where dreams and our personalities come from, region of the brain that controls our balance for walking, riding a bike, throwing, what controls our short term memory and more. It was been a positive experience for 96 percent of the students, who crowded around the tables with questions, wide eyes, laughter, touching and a few grimacing faces. The other four percent enjoyed just sitting on the stage. Chappell stated, "Some have turned green or white, two have have had a visceral (vomit) response, that is why we have strategically placed garbage cans in the room. But no one has fainted." This traveling anatomy spectacular is visiting all four elementaries in Carbon School District, grades two through six at Wellington, Sally Mauro, Creekview and Castle Heights.
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