BODY WORLDS VITAL
On view Sept. 28 through Jan. 6, 2013
The primary educational goals of Gunther von Hagens' Body Worlds Vital are health science, human anatomy and physiology. Specimens provide insight into the major systems and organs of the human body. Comparisons of healthy and diseased organs, such as a lung from a smoker and non-smoker, highlight the benefits of healthy lifestyle choices.
In addition, the exhibition conveys powerful lessons about the form, function and beauty of the human body and how everything works together. Students come to understand that people are as unique on the outside as they are on the inside, as each human body is distinctly different from every other.
Body Worlds creators and the Anchorage Museum have worked together to prepare educational materials to help you plan your school group’s visit to this exhibition. I invite you to learn more at the Body Worlds Vital Evening for Educators at 6 p.m. Oct. 11. At this event, you can experience Body Worlds with museum educators and walk away with tools to ensure a successful field trip. The event is free for educators; pre-registration is required. Sincerely,
Director of Education and Public Programs
The Anchorage Museum recommends Body Worlds Vital for school groups in grades 5 and above. We advise teachers and parents to learn about the exhibition beforehand here.
Enhance your students’ Body Worlds experience with a Guided Investigation and Self-Explore package. Premium exhibition fees apply to Body Worlds Self-Explore. Available Fall (Sept. 11–Oct. 14) Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. or noon. 45 minutes.
ART AND THE BODY (5–12)
One of the greatest inspirations for an artist is the human body. Students learn techniques for representing and celebrating the human form through age-appropriate hands-on paper activities and drawing exercises. South Classroom. Arts Standards: A, B, D. Science Standards: A, E, G, F.
EYE TO EYE (6–12)
Students explore the complex functions of the eye while observing the similarities and differences between cow and human eyes. Students also work through the scientific processes of observation and dissection. North Classroom. Science Standards: A, C.
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EVENING FOR EDUCATORS
BODY WORLDS VITAL
6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 11
Pre-registration required online
Find out what you’re really made of! Explore Body Worlds Vital with museum educators, and see how this exhibition can pique your students’ interest in anatomy, physiology, and health. See firsthand the internal results of lifestyle choices – good and bad. Takeaways include an educator guide and lesson plan ideas to help guide your field trip. Enjoy light refreshments and door prizes.
Body Worlds Vital Educator Guide
SCHOOL GROUP ADMISSION
School group general admission is $5 per student. Additional admission charges for the premium exhibition Body Worlds Vital are $3 per student.