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ERIC Number: EJ1256309
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2473-3806
An Outreach Activity Teaching Cub Scouts about the Human Body
Kumar, Vishnu P.; Zuercher, Jennifer; Gopalan, Chaya
HAPS Educator, v24 n1 p59-65 Apr 2020
Possessing awareness about the human body is important for the maintenance of good health. To increase such awareness in children's daily lives, we developed and implemented a two-hour activity session for a group of nine Cub Scouts. Three graduate students, one undergraduate student, and one high school student assisted faculty during this session. The children were given a presentation about the human body using an Anatomage Table and models of the heart, lungs, liver, kidney, muscle, and ear. The Cub Scouts were given a brief quiz before and after the session in order to evaluate the impact of the intervention on students' knowledge. The post-test score was 8% higher than the pre-test score (p<0.05), suggesting that the introduction to the human body was helpful in enhancing Cub Scouts' learning. This project also allowed high school, undergraduate, and graduate students to communicate anatomy with young children at their level.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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