Learning Labs

These 45+-minute workshops were designed for use in science centers, summer camps, schools, overnight or scout programs. Recommended for 25 learners working in small groups, the science-based activities emphasize teamwork and communication skills.

Grades 3-5

45 Minutes

Prosthetic Possibilities

Students explore how engineers design technology to meet specific needs and use the Engineering Design Process to meet an accessibility need.

Grades 6-8

45 Minutes

Accessible Building

In this engineering activity, students explore Universal Design concepts and create a prototype for an assistive device.

Grades 9-12

45 Minutes

DNA Extraction

In this biochemistry lesson, students construct a hypothesis about the molecular structure of DNA, and then use real-life laboratory skills to isolate their own DNA and accept or reject their hypothesis.

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.