Biomedical Physiology & Kinesiology High School Outreach Programs

Dr. Blaber, the Science Neighbour

Dr. Blaber, the Science Neighbour (aka Dr. Andrew Blaber, Professor, Biomedical Physiology & Kinesiology) demonstrates the effects of gravity on the cardiovascular system including the brain. He presents it from the point of view of space flight and demonstrates blood pressure and cerebral blood flow changes that happens when you are standing, moving or hyperventilating. As well, some get to ride the spinning chair to demonstrate the effects of the vestibular-ocular reflex. Dr. Blaber explains how understanding what happens in space flight helps with our understanding of processes here on Earth.

This workshop is one hour.

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Human Anatomy

A visit to the anatomy lab gives students a chance to visualize the various parts of the human body.   An interactive exercise will test their knowledge of the skull and the bones of the upper and lower extremities.  Students will be given an opportunity to assemble a torso model, the various parts of the digestive tract as per its location, and will be able to view human organs of the thoracic and abdominal cavities including the various parts of the human brain.

This 1 hour workshop is suitable for students in Grades 11 and 12.

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3D Printing

What is 3D printing?  What can it be used for? Learn how 3D printers work and how they are used in research and medicine. Students will learn how SFU uses 3D printing to make arm and leg casts as well as models for math, archeology and anatomy. Students will be able to touch and hold 3D printed pieces and will be given a 3D printed keepsake to take home.

This workshop is open to all age groups. Maximum 30 students per workshop.

Workshop is 40 minutes long.

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