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.
Celebrating STEM fields through multifaceted programs that are lively and fun, while maintaining content-rich scientific integrity.