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 this fall. These organs don't just fit; most perform their functions without us even thinking about what they are doing.
Another comment I have heard quite often is “My muscles look nothing like the ones you built.” This is another concept that is emphasized – although we have pretty much the same body plan, we have variation and that is not only okay, but also normal. Some kids build huge muscles whereas others build more slender ones.
No matter the differences in building, all students are being exposed to correct anatomical terms and actually using them 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.