Learners will explore the human body through play and practical experiments each week. This club is designed to enhance our learning of first aid, by explaining how our bodies work and giving all children the opportunity to experiment and ‘get messy’! All learners will be provided with lab coats, safety glasses and gloves to use during experiments.
Learners will receive personalised certificates, a heart squishy and a Super Medics Super Science T-shirt upon completion of the course. Our 5 weekly one hour sessions are composed of the following modules:
- Our Hearts – How they work and where are they located within our body. Listen to our own heart sounds using a stethoscope and find our radial pulse. Discover the components of blood. Experiment 1: In pairs, make a pint of (fake) blood and create a beating heart. Learners will discover how the heart pushes blood around the body and how the valves in our heart only allow blood to travel in the correct direction.
- Brains – How they work and how our body protects them. Learners will explore the human brain, learning about the different areas and what they are responsible for. Two experiments will promote this – Experiment 1: Learners individually make and label mini brains. These are for the learners to keep and take home. Experiment 2: The whole class to make a life size human brain, discover it’s consistency and understand why a skull is needed for protection!
- Our digestive system – Learn what it is made up of and why. Learn about why we need food And water what happens after we have a meal. Experiment 1: Discover what happens to a banana 5 minutes after it has been eaten. Experiment 2: Learners to make (balloon) stomachs and what happens when certain food groups mix together.
- Skeletons, bones and muscles – Learners will discover how many bones we have in our bodies and why they are important. They will learn about muscles, tendons and ligaments and work with George, our friendly skeleton. Experiment 1: In pairs complete an exercise making hands (rubber gloves) with and without bones to learn why bones are so important for movement.
- Our Lungs – what are they and their role within the body. Discover how they work together with the heart to bring fresh oxygen to our cells throughout our bodies and remove the unwanted byproduct, carbon dioxide. Experiment: – Learners to make their own mini set of lungs to help demonstrate how we actually breathe.