SCHOOL: Olive Chapel
GRADE LEVEL: 3rd Grade
Scientist: The Best Around
What a morning! I started my day driving out to Zebulon only to discover my school had a delay and the program needed to be rescheduled. So instead, I turned my car around and headed toward Olive Chapel to teach a few sessions of Skin N Bones.
As I was walking in, I heard a few kids announcing to each other, “Hey, Scientist Craig is here!” I said hello to the junior scientists I knew from camp before making my way to the classroom.
Since I was planning on taking over for another scientist at Olive Chapel because of the schools closing, I tried to quietly sneak in the back of the room without students noticing. They were all very engaged in learning about the nervous system and the different responses our bodies have to a stimulus.
Later in the day, I began teaching my sessions, and I have to admit, I was feeling pretty great. The kids were having a blast and my jokes were landing one after another. I think I might have a shot at stand-up comedy after today’s programs.
My favorite part about this program is the absolute amazement I see in their eyes when looking at real organs and bones, accentuating their learning about the human body in school. There were so many excellent questions about blood, germs, and the size of different animal’s hearts. I can’t wait to make it back to Olive Chapel. The third graders there were so well-behaved and excited to learn; that makes my job so much more enjoyable.
I will conclude with a fun fact we learned today about a blue whale’s heart. Did you know that a human could swim through a blue whale’s largest artery or vein? That’s no whale of a tale! Maybe I should think twice about that stand-up comedian gig.
Until next time!