Going to the STEM day field trip was a lot of fun. We got to meet so many new people from Meramec and Captain, but we also got to got to meet many high school students who helped us out! All of the activities we did were really fun, but the one that stood out most to me were the BioMed activities. One of the BioMed activities we did was seeing what our heart rate was by attaching sensors to three places on our arms. The sensors were attached to a computer that showed us what our heart rate was. We did something similar in the second BioMed activity. What we did was we held sensor like things that were kind of like nunchucks in our hands. The sensors read our heart rate and shows us what it was. Then they had us do exercise for thirty seconds and then they checked our heart rate again to see what might have happened. Like I thought, our heart rate skyrocketed!!! But the activity that for sure went above and beyond was when we got to see the dissected lamb hearts!!!!!!!!! For safety we put on safety gloves that made our hands all powdery and dusty, and then we got to TOUCH the heart!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It had a very squishy texture, and it was cut through the middle so we could look on the inside too! The inside looked a little bit like zombie guts, and the whole heart inside and out was a dull, lazy brown.
Over all, STEM day was really fun, but I bet that BioMed will be the fourth graders favorite activity!