What did you do last Thursday?

10 Jul

I held a human brain.

I also got to see samples of liver, lung, and two hearts. Some of the organs were cancerous or otherwise damaged (one of the hearts was enlarged – probably because of chronic high blood pressure) but the brains were normal. And cool. And heavy!

Our last day of our health teaching methods, we met in the science building and first heard a lesson about the human brain, complete with edible Jell-O models. I always knew that fish was “brain food” but never really knew why – it’s because most fish (like salmon) contains Omega-3 Fatty Acids, which help your brain function. Other brain foods: berries, nuts, eggs, broccoli, lean meats, and whole grains (for me that means brown rice and quinoa, for you non-glutards it also includes whole wheat and barley).

Then we moved to the lab. Some cool brain activities were done, but the main event was human organs. I was excited, then I got queasy and had to leave the room for a while, but I rallied and held a human brain in my (gloved) hands. I got to see the different parts, and feel how heavy it is – it’s much heavier than you would think!

What did you do Thursday? I’ll bet you didn’t do anything cooler than that!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

My Thoughts

Just another WordPress.com site


between thought and expression lies a lifetime.

Teacher Post Script

Reflecting on my learning

PE teachers

Physical education in Finland and elsewhere

The Orca K-8 School Garden Blog!

Sustainability, social justice, and organic agriculture at a South Seattle Public K-8 School.

Continuous Everywhere but Differentiable Nowhere

I have no idea why I picked this blog name, but there's no turning back now

Learning to Fold

a work in progress

I Speak Math

Integrating Technology and Mathematics

Heather Wolpert-Gawron

Teacher, Author, Speaker, EdTech Advocate

The Jose Vilson

Educator - Writer - Activist - Father


less helpful


Just another WordPress.com site

Teacher in Training

Just another WordPress.com site


Just another WordPress.com site

Elementary Thots

Thoughts on elementary education.


Theoretical and Experiential Journeys of a Teacher in Training


My journey of getting schooled

%d bloggers like this: