Squish, squish went the lungs. November 17 and 18 Spectrum Health Heart Reach group visited Cedar View. They worked directly with our fifth graders on how to keep their hearts healthy.
The Health Educators from Spectrum take students through several learning opportunities. They include Alveoli Adventure, Respiratory Walk, Monster Cigarette and the student favorite Lung Dissection.
Students learn about the affects of smoking, bad food choices and lack of exercise on the heart and lungs. They also learn exactly how lungs work.
Spectrum provides pig lungs for the students to dissect. “It was kind of gross and I didn’t like touching it but it was cool too,” said Makayla Taweny a fifth grader in Mr. Stark’s class. Roger Hansen said, “It was awesome because it was gross. I learned how to dissect the lungs properly.”
The two days provided great excitement for all fifth graders. The students gave a big thank you to the Heart Reach educators.