Most of the 9th grade Delta students recently took a trip to the Bodies Exhibit in Buena Park on Tuesday, November 18 and this is just one of the few quotes on the walls that seemed to capture many of the students’ attention. Spending a portion of the school day there, students saw what the inside of real bodies looked like.
Students were given specific guidelines upon arrival. Kathy, the Delta guide for the day, explained how the actual bodies weren’t in glass cases therefore students needed to take extra care. Also, there is a strict no photography rule but the Equestrian was lucky enough to get permission to take some photos.
The first part of the exhibit was the skeletal. A full human body skeleton stood like a statue in the middle of the room and glass display boxed were located on the perimeter of the room. In each box, there were different bones of the body with a short summary explaining their functions.
The muscular section of the exhibit was the next part of the tour, also showing the different functions of the muscles and how they all work together. There was no skeleton in this room but bodies with muscle in different positions. The only things that weren’t real on these bodies were the eyes.
The then went on to the nervous system, which consisted of the brain, nerves and then the circulatory system. Along with the various visual representations there were interesting, fun facts on the walls like, “There are 100,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body." The respiratory room contained the different organs used for respiration in the body like the lungs. Also, TVs were attached to the walls to give a more detailed and visual explanation and how things worked.Once we came to the digestive system, we finally saw all the different intestines andan even better look at them with a body that was cut in half from head to toe. The reproductive urinary room showed the reproductive and urinary system of both the female and male body. It explained how all parts of these systems areimportant and “essential for the continuation of species." The following room was about fetal development. Real fetuses were inside small, glass cases showing the different stages at different weeks. The fetuses on display all died of natural causes such as miscarriages.
Freshman Maria Martin says she learned that, “a baby when it’s only three week sold, it already has a heart!”