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Hands on: Sheep Heart and Lungs at Explore UT

Dr. Jan Machart gives us a hands on tour of a sheep’s heart and lungs, including the function of the trachea, diaphragm, alveoli, aorta, left ventricle, and more. Dr. Machart is a lecturer with the School of Biological Sciences in the College of Natural Sciences at UT Austin.

The exhibits also showed a pair of sheep lungs. The first was healthy and looked great. The second had been treated to show the effects of smoking. It was black and disgusting. Don’t smoke!!!!

Each year, the University of Texas at Austin holds a campus wide event with fun activities and education for kids and prospective students of all ages. This year’s explore Explore UT event was held on March 3, 2012.

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Plants, Fossils, and Gold E. Locks at Explore UT

I’m back from Washington, and I got the cast off my broken hand today. Yea! I had a wonderful time at Kids’ Day, and I’ll have a lot of neat posts and videos about the event in the coming days.

I want to write a quick post to encourage you to attend Explore UT on Saturday, March 3, at the University of Texas at Austin. It’s a fun, campus wide event for kids of all ages.

I’ve attend Explore UT in the past and remember these fun activities:

  • Searching for gold
  • Digging for fossils
  • Running across a vat of cornstarch and water (and yelling – I particularly recommend this activity)
  • Making slime
  • Handling sheep organs (yuck, but intriguing)
  • Handling and learning about marine creatures

This Saturday, I’m looking forward to:

  • Digging for more fossils
  • Learning about the fascinating, hidden world of plants
  • Participating in the Gold E. Locks Mock Trial (I’m afraid that I’ve already formed an opinion)
  • And returning to Hogwarts Jungle Potions Class!!!

Hope to see you there!

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