Today, we had two very special guest visitors. Ali and Diana were doing a presentation to the Rainey Room as part of their study of doctors and medicine, and they treated us to a presentation as well. They demonstrated how a scab forms over an injury to the skin to promote healing, and how a sneeze or cough can spread germs when we don't wash our hands. They also demonstrated (using live models) the location and functions of many organs in our bodies and explained how food and liquids are digested a waste products eliminated.
To help us understand how our lungs work, they provided all of the children with inflatable models so they could watch them expand with each breath. They also helped us use stethoscopes to hear our friends' heartbeats, and even helped us to listen for the change in our heartbeats when we run in place. Ali read from a picture book about bodies, which Louise graciously agreed to led the class so we can keep exploring. The children had many questions, but also lots of knowledge about how our bodies work, how we grow, and how we stay healthy and strong. It was fascinating and lots of fun, and we're so very grateful to the good doctors for their visit today!
Ali: Your bladder is like a big balloon.
Diana: It deflates when you empty it.
Austin: Then the balloon flies all over the house.