Favorite Find of the Month

This month I stumbled across this hilarious illustration of the digestive system by “the awkward yeti”…

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After some further investigation, I came to find the artist’s website where I then found my favorite find of the month for June!

The awkward yeti has created a Kickstarter page to support his “organs attack” card game. You can watch the video of how the game is played here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/theawkwardyeti/organattack-a-card-game-by-the-awkward-yeti?ref=card

I am all for fun and creative ways to teach kids & teens about the “boring medical stuff” (their words, not mine) that happens in the hospital & the awkward yet is doing just that with his illustrations. Also, the “organs attack” card game looks like a super fun game to play with fellow medical staff. Way to go, the awkward yeti! 😍 !

“The balloon represents the lung and the plastic sheet across the bottom of the bottle represents the diaphragm muscle.  As you pull the tab down, you contract the diaphragm and inflate the lung.  As you push the tab back up, the diaphragm relaxes and the lung deflates.  It is a subtle inflate/deflate with the balloon, but the girls were able to see the basic idea of how the diaphragm and lungs work.”

 


Follow the link below for more information on this project:

http://earlybirdhomeschool.com/2010/03/soda-bottle-lung-model/