Family Activities

These activities are for the learner in all of us, and have been designed for use by families, schools, home school groups, and anyone wishing to learn more about the human body, technology and how community design impacts people of differing abilities.

Ages 5-10

My Pumping Heart

Build a simple model of the heart and discover how the heart acts like a pump to push blood out to the rest of the body.

Ages 5-10

Technology Scavenger Hunt

Technology helps us solve problems.  This scavenger hunt aims to open our eyes to the technology all around us.

Ages 5-10

Body Oddities

Blind spots in your vision, a disappearing muscle, remnants of a third eyelid…find these strange and evolving body parts.

Ages 5-10

What’s In My Blood?

Build a model with candy and marshmallows to learn about what’s in your blood and why it’s important.

Ages 5-10

Surfactant Superheroes

Explore why washing your hands with soap can help keep you healthy.

Ages 5-10

Accessibility for All

Survey your surroundings to see how accessible your environment is for those around you.

Ages 11-14

Make Your Own Stethoscope

Build two models of a simple stethoscope to listen to the sounds your body makes.

Ages 11-14

Carrot and Celery Osmosis

An overnight experiment with vegetables sheds light on how our cells stay healthy.

Ages 11-14

Community Accessibility Checklist

Survey your community to discover how design decisions affect people of all abilities.

Ages 11-14

Cellular Respiration

Watch how a plant uses photosynthesis to make energy, just like our cells use the food we eat to create energy.

The Superhuman Body activities and lesson plans were developed by the Daniel G. and Carole L. Kamin Science Center (formerly Carnegie Science Center). 

These educational materials were made possible with the generous support from:
Kenneth C. Griffin and Griffin Catalyst, Edwards Lifesciences, The Ambrose Monell Foundation, Richard King Mellon Foundation, Merkin Family Foundation, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, The Citadel Foundation, IF/THEN, an initiative of Lyda Hill Philanthropies, Silicon Valley Bank, a Division of First Citizens Bank,  MacGillivray Freeman Films Educational Foundation, The Murcko Family Foundation, Andy Palmer, McGuire Family Foundation, Robert Tepper, The Barry E. and Natalie T. Greene Family Foundation, Paul Schimmel, Mark and Becky Levin, Robert Paull, Biogen, Alfred W. Sandrock, Jr., Brian and Steph Spector, John Maraganore, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Mass General Brigham, Michelle Detwiler, Adam Koppel and Brenda Haynes, The Milford Street Fund and Olin College of Engineering.