The Gastrointestinal System

This station is intended to familiarize students with the anatomy of the Gastrointestinal Tract, drawing parallels between the waste-disposal system of a community and the lower GI tract. By having students contemplate the challenge of safely disposing of solid waste after a community extracts valuable products from paper, plastic and metal packaging, students will gain an understanding of the elegant solutions to this problem solved by the structure of the lower GI tract as it serves the same purpose for our bodies. Then students will be able to commandeer a real medical instrument – a colonoscope – through a plastic model of a lower GI tract to experience how medical specialists employ cutting edge technologies.

Gastrointestinal (PDF 617 KB)
Gastrointestinal (PDF 617 KB)