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David Livingstone creates body of art

May 26, 2021
David Livingstone - Organs - 1 (Supplied)

(Submitted story)

They say “it’s what’s inside that counts” and David Livingstone School students know a thing or two about that.

David Livingstone teacher Aleisha Dyer and her Grades 4 and 5 students recently created a life-size hanging mobile of the major human body organs and connective tubes.

The idea for the art project arose in collaboration with Integrated Arts teacher Talitha Kaethler. The idea was to engage students in a way that was new and exciting to learn more about the human body.

Each student was tasked with a different organ to create, which involved researching the dimensions of the organ, its tissue components and choosing a real photo from which to replicate its colour and details. Students made the organs using papier-mâché.

Once completed, the organs were strung with fishing line in the approximate positions they would be found in the human body. Students then wrote a brief explanation for each organ, including the photo they used to create their model.

David Livingstone - Organs - Small.jpg

David Livingstone’s human body mobile is comprised of the following organs. 
Can you identify them?

  • kidneys
  • pancreas
  • brain
  • eyes
  • small intestine
  • large intestine
  • bladder
  • heart
  • lungs
  • trachea
  • esophagus
  • liver
  • spleen

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