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Sheri Lagomarsino

Marketing Coordinator, Ricks Center for Gifted Children

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Exercising their sliding hinge joints, third grade ventured across the DU campus to the Human Dynamics Lab to learn about human movement, kinetic measurement, and spatial muscle mapping. They met Bob (the skeleton), discovered how infrared cameras track anatomical points on the body showing movement, and jumped on force plates to watch their weight distribution in real time. To top off the day, they handled knee, hip, and bone replacement tools used in actual human surgery and viewed images from the lab’s $1.5 million machine capable of capturing x-ray video. Learning in action!