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Anatomy in Clay is all about opening our students’ eyes to how amazing our bodies truly are. “How can all of this stuff fit in here?” is a question I have been asked often during this fall quarter. These organs don't just fit; most perform their functions without us even thinking about what they are doing.
I often hear students telling each other, “My muscles look nothing like the ones you built.” This is another concept that is emphasized – although we each have pretty much the same anatomical plan, there is variation that is not only okay, but also totally normal.
Some students build huge muscles whereas others build with a more slender construction. No matter the variations, all students are being exposed to correct anatomical terms and actually using that language in class. And while having fun being creative and building with clay, students are developing an appreciation for the incredible bodies in which we live.