Stringtown GEAR UP students tour the Science Museum Oklahoma and Bodies Revealed Exhibit


WILBURTON, OK (Sept. 20, 2017) – Seventeen Stringtown seniors traveled to the Science Museum Oklahoma and toured the limited-time exhibit “Bodies Revealed.” The exhibit is a comprehensive exploration of the human body that gives visitors the opportunity to view the beautiful complexity of their own organs and systems.

This striking exhibition showcases whole and partial scientific human body specimens that have been meticulously preserved through an innovative process that allows visitors to see themselves in a fascinating way like never before. Many of the whole body specimens are presented in vivid athletic poses that allow visitors to better understand their own everyday motions and activities, while other specimens illustrate the damage that can be caused to organs by habits like over-eating, lack of exercise and smoking.

The students were fascinated to see actual human bodies and the way they are preserved. Many had never seen a real human body or human organs. Some students studied the heart and lungs quite a while trying to figure out different scientific parts and causes of death.

“I really enjoyed the exhibit and all of the parts of the body that we were able to see. I was especially amazed by the brain and the nervous system,” said Stringtown senior Coben Humphrey.

After students completed their viewing of the exhibit they were able to explore other parts of the science museum. Many enjoyed riding on the Segway Scooters and the other science stations housed in the museum.

“I enjoyed explaining the different parts of the body and their functions to the students and how amazing the human body really is,” exclaimed GEAR UP Education Coordinator Natalie Kennedy.

When students completed the tour of the museum, they were treated to a great lunch before boarding the bus to return to Stringtown High School.

Stringtown seniors toured the Science Museum Oklahoma and the Bodies Revealed Exhibit. Pictured are: Front row L-R: Wesley Givens, Tanner O’Bannion, Jaden Parsons, Coben Humphrey, Austin Brutchin, Destiny Cook, Amy Wages, Jacob Campbell and Carla Garrison. Standing L-R: Travis Carroll, Jacob Smith, GEAR UP Education Coordinator Natalie Kennedy, Jessica Gabbart, Shyla Morris, Will Frost, Wyatt Delay, Harley Hamlin, Gavin Barone.

Stringtown senior Travis Carroll uses the motion wheel to turn a chair at the Science Museum Oklahoma.

Stringtown GEAR UP student Coben Humphrey being lifted on a bed of nails at the Science Museum Oklahoma.

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