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Heart


The Heart

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Heart


The Heart

The Heart Module is KIMSeattle's most popular and long-standing program. While the highlight is a full pig heart dissection with cutting-edge medical device demos – this module also includes instruction paired with activities about: heart disease and relevance to their current age, types of exercise and sugar intake, and the sequence of blood flow through the heart. A strong focus throughout the program is exposure to a breadth of future career options.

Program goals are to: 1) teach the anatomy and physiology of the heart, 2) provide an authentic laboratory experience, and 3) expose students to related careers not typically recognized. 

This module is offered as a three-hour field trip to our laboratory, or can be done as outreach in a classroom during a 90 minute block. The program is appropriate for elementary, middle school and high school age students.

LABS

Healthy lifestyles
Pig Heart Dissection
Biomedical Devices
STEM careers

 
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Anthropology


Forensic Anthropology

Anthropology


Forensic Anthropology

KIMSeattle's Forensic Anthropology module weaves historical events with science for an interdisciplinary approach to solving forensic mysteries. Merging physical anthropology (osteology and skeletal interpretation) with archaeology, this program demonstrates how history and hard science are combined to identify and interpret skeletal remains. Beyond gaining laboratory experience in human bone analysis and facial reconstruction, students are inspired to learn more about Kennewick Man, The Romanov Family, and King Richard III.

Goals of this module are to: 1) introduce basic forensic anthropological principles, 2) provide the laboratory experiences of bone analysis (stature, gender and ancestry), and facial reconstruction, and 3) expose students to the many sub-specialties in forensic anthropology.

This module is offered as a four-hour field trip to our laboratory, or can be done as outreach in a classroom. The program is geared toward middle and high school age students. 

Labs

Ancestry Determination
Gender Identification
Stature Analysis
Facial Reconstruction
STEM careers

 
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Anatomy of Movement


 Anatomy of Movement

 

Anatomy of Movement


 Anatomy of Movement

 

The Anatomy of Movement module merges anatomy, biomechanics, and art with science. This program provides hands-on mastery of structure-function by having students sculpt the shoulder, knee and ankle muscle groups in clay on individual skeletal models. The kinesthetic and spatial clay-building is an accessible way for students to learn the anatomic terminology that is not reduced to rote memorization. Relevant understanding of the biomechanics is taught by incorporating a kinetic component.

Students will use the muscle groups they build and discuss common injuries, treatment and prevention. Goals of this program are to: 1) introduce musculoskeletal anatomy, 2) provide an art and science authentic experience, and 3) expose students to the broad spectrum of careers related to anatomy and biomechanics.

This module is most appropriate for high school age students, and is offered as a three-hour field trip to our laboratory or as outreach in the classroom.

LABS

Gross Musculoskeletal Anatomy
Muscle Physiology
Biomechanics
Sports Medicine
STEM Careers

 
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Drug Heist


Drug Heist

Drug Heist


Drug Heist

The Drug Heist module is an engaging introduction to forensic science. This program is based on a fictitious theft where students are immersed in a crime scene fraught with sloppy police work and a suspicious cast of suspects. Sifting through interviews, surveillance clips, and evidence based on lab work - students collaborate to "solve" the crime.

The goals of this module are to: 1) introduce the basics of forensic science, 2) provide a breadth of related laboratory experiences, and 3) expose students to career options that are readily accessible. 

This module is offered as a four-hour field trip to our laboratory, or can be done as outreach in a classroom.  The program is geared toward middle school students or early high school (9th grade). 

Labs

Toxicology
Serology
Fingerprinting
DNA Gel Electrophoresis
STEM careers

 
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B3


B3: Birth, Babies & Biotech

B3


B3: Birth, Babies & Biotech

The B3 module is hands-on heavy with experiences and content unique to KIMSeattle.  Students each deliver a baby using high-fidelity medical training human simulators and then provide emergent neonatal care to the infant. The program is based on a fictitious IVF scenario where post-delivery, students perform DNA gel electrophoresis to determine parentage and discuss potential bioethical implications.

The goals of this module are to: 1) provide a hands-on delivery and neonatal care experience with related DNA laboratory work, 2) expose students to a breadth of careers related to reproduction, labor and delivery, genetics and bioethics, and 3) inspire an appreciation for how new technology can be applied to medical education to directly improve patient care.

We are very grateful to Gossman Advanced Healthcare Simulation, who provide the high-fidelity mother and infant simulators, infant warmers, and expert staff in partnership with KIMSeattle for this program. 

Labs

Obstetrics
Neonatal Care
Micropipetting
Gel Electrophoresis
Bioethics
STEM careers

 
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Summer


Forensic Science Summer Camp

Summer


Forensic Science Summer Camp

KIMSeattle's Forensic Science Summer Camp is an engaging STEAM-focused week for rising 7th through 9th grade students held this year at Shoreline Community College (SCC). Camp participants will immerse themselves in a fictitious, yet realistic crime scene simulation where they will collect evidence for laboratory analysis. Each day is infused with entertaining intrigue by viewing pre-filmed video vignettes of suspect interactions and police interrogations that leak additional clues and potential motive. Throughout the week, scientific staff and guest speakers from the FBI, state crime lab and other law enforcement provide expert instruction and inspiration for your camper toward a career in forensic science!

This camp has been designed to maximize your son or daughter’s hands-on time with real laboratory equipment, instruments, protocols and anatomical tissue, while exposing them to a broad spectrum of scientific fields of study and the professionals who do them.

Interested students will need to complete the electronic Camper Application for consideration. To get started, click the Apply Now button. We will promptly contact all applicants via email. For additional camp information and forms, please see below.


LABS

Crime Scene Investigation
Forensic Anthropology
Fingerprint Identification
Hair Analysis
Serology
Toxicology
DNA Gel Electrophoresis

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Forensic Facial Reconstruction


Forensic Facial Reconstruction Curriculum

Forensic Facial Reconstruction


Forensic Facial Reconstruction Curriculum

Career-Connected Classroom™ - Forensic Facial Reconstruction

 KIMSeattle introduces Facial Reconstruction, the first in a series of Career-Connected Classroom™ education kits.  This authentic laboratory is intended to expose middle through high school age students to careers where art and science intersect. Students will develop an understanding of how facial reconstruction can aid in the identification of skeletal remains of missing persons or archaeological discoveries.

For a class of 24–32, (3 or 4 per lab group) students explore the cooperative roles of forensic facial artist/sculptors and paleo-anthropologists. This comprehensive kit is based on the engaging recent real-life discovery of King Richard III's remains. Students put a “face on history” while learning cranialanatomy (bones, craniometric landmarks, facial muscles and other structures).

 

 

What’s included (*All materials are re-usable)

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  • Slide deck with lecture notes (preloaded jump drive)
  • Comprehensive Teacher’s Guide (printed)
  • Student Protocols (8 printed)
  • 8 skulls with tissue depth marker pegs
  • Clay, tools, materials for 8 lab groups
  • Clay roller
  • Storage containers

 

Grade Level and Next Generation Science Standards

  • Grade Level: middle to high school age students
  • NGSS aligned *details in Teacher’s Guide