As books swished open, pens clicked, and chairs scooted, the Anatomy and Physiology class prepared for another day. Mrs. Dee Flynn, however had something a little different planned for her class. Students were to present, in front of the class, a certain section of bones from the human skeletal system with their assigned groups. The task was simple; however, the creativity required was what made the project interesting. Presentations ranged from posters to sketches on the whiteboard to a full video recorded skit. Color and vibrancy was shed throughout the room. Seniors Cassidy Ostrand, Katie Cumpston, Alexis Hower, Skyler Qu, and Isabella Yang, for example, both created a poster and formed a human skull sculpture out of Rice Krispies. They then colored the different sections of the skull, teaching and quizzing the class from that. Not only were these projects each unique and interesting to watch, but they were also informing in more ways than one.
Most everyone will agree that lectures and note-taking are not the most enjoyable ways to study for a test. We all love a little hands-on task that we can get into. For those making the posters, taking time to put every bone in its place and sketch it precisely onto the poster board was definitely an aid in memorizing. As for the ones presenting or playing a role in a skit, speaking out loud and teaching the different parts to the class also helped to better learn the terms. As Morgan Schulze (11) said, “The biggest thing I learned was that each of us could tell you where the main parts of the body are, but doing the project helped show the many different bones in the body and how they all work together to fulfill God’s glorious design.” Morgan, along with many other students, was in great favor of this project and enjoyed it to the fullest. As simple as they may seem, science presentations like these can show the magnificent creation of the Lord and all He’s crafted. We are ever thankful that God has given us the opportunity to observe His designs like the human skeleton and share these wonders with each other.
Photos by Daurice Hower