Maine Track Students Educate Third Graders on the Human Body
Eleven students in the Maine Track program worked with the South Portland School Department to put together the first Human Body Fair for all third graders in the city. As a hands-on and engaging tie-in to their curriculum section on the human body, over 200 third graders listened to their hearts beat, changed their breathing patterns, and learned how food is broken down in the digestive system at stations manned by the medical students.
The students spent several weeks preparing their presentations for the fair, which was held over two days and also included the nervous, muscular and skeletal systems. The event deepened the connection between the Tufts MD Program and the community, it introduced the third-graders to the idea that maybe someday they could become a doctor.
Read more about the Maine Track's Human Body Fair here.