Sunday, November 8, 2009

FIAR Field Trip

Our Five in a Row group studied Madeleine this month. To go along with our study, I decided to coordinate a field trip to our local kids science museum. They have an exhibit right now called Grossology ~ The Impolite Science of the Human Body. I wasn't sure what to expect. It was a little boy's dream come true and my girls loved it, too. 

Did you ever want to know the science behind a sneeze? Well, this exhibit not only explained the process, but then the giant nose you stand inside of sneezes on you!!!

This lovely fellow explained all about allergies, sniffles, colds and anything else that can cause you to have a runny nose. Yes, his nose ran frequently! See what I mean about a little boy's dream?

The kids spent lots of time at the life-size Operation game. Remember that game?What a concrete way to learn where all the body parts go. It didn't hurt their eye-hand coordination either.

The girls could have stayed in the digestive system playground all day. Yes, they crawled through the whole digestive system. The joke of where they came out of the digestive tract was not lost on them either. Yucky!!

The skin climbing wall was loads of fun, too. While they climbed along, they were supposed to guess if they were climbing over a pimple or mole or hair follicle.

I did not take pictures of all the things to smell. Really gross things to smell. Aren't you glad this is not a scratch and sniff blog? LOL! Somehow I missed pictures of the statue that you crank up and make burp or the tooting machine. We will have to go back when it is less crowded. The exhibit just overwhelmed us and lots of school groups were there, so we finally had to leave. All in all, it was a really cool and gross exhibit. Hey, IT"S GROSSOLOGY!

Blessings, Dawn


  1. Oh, Dawn, my boys would LOVE this! I'm sure my daughter would, too! How gross!! ;)

  2. What a great place (especially for those interested in this kind of thing!!) My children would have thoroughly enjoyed it too and I would have had to drag my dh away from there kicking and screaming in protest ;)

    We have been away and I am just getting back to blog reading again. Your photos are great, your children look well!!!



  3. That looks like alot of fun.



  4. We saw that exhibit at Discovery Place in Charlotte a couple of years ago. It definitely lives up to its name!

  5. What an amazing exhibit!! I can imagine the kids loved it and learned more than one could think possible.

    Thanks for the note regarding your experience with Explode the Code!


  6. www.thepiratemom.comNovember 11, 2009 at 5:40 AM

    Oh my! Too much fun! That snot faucet made me lol!


  7. I am always inspired when I come here and see your creativity and your commitment to helping the kids learn in more than one way. I see your kids and think, my youngest really needs to get out more. Poor thing--she's held hostage somewhat because of the schedule of the oldest, primarily. I had committed to getting outdoors with her more, but the mosquitoes have been on steroids around here! Now that the weather is cooling off, perhaps I can recommit.

    Anyway, that closet looks huge! It looks like you've had an interesting (HA HA) time with all the moves. I'm sure your room will feel like a new place once you get settled, huh?

  8. That looks fun!

  9. I missed this post earlier and this looks like such a fun field trip!!! I think my boys would LOVE this! Is it something that is always there or a special exhibit. Not sure when we'll get up that way again, but I'd love to go (and visit you!).