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Body computer information station
What are you made of? Use the computer to find information and pictures of your body - a simple, successful CD-ROM program.

Does choice slow you down?
Measure your reaction time and find out how it changes when your are faced with a choice. This exhibit uses coloured lights to present you with a choice of reactions. Linked to 'How fast can you predict' and 'How fast can you react' exhibits.

ECG - Your heart is electric
Measure the electricity from your heart using an electrocardiograph or ECG -as seen in all those hospital dramas.

How accurately can you predict?
Measure your reaction time and find out how prediction allows us to drive or play ball games, even with our relatively slow reactions. Linked to 'How fast can you react' and 'Does choice slow you down' exhibits.

How do you swallow?
Food and drink don't just drop into your stomach; they are pushed there. This simple exhibit demonstrates how 'peristalsis' works in your digestive system.

How Fast are Your Reactions? (Ruler)
Test your reaction time by catching a falling time scale.

How fast can you react?
Measure your reaction time. Linked to 'How fast can you predict' and 'Does choice slow you down' exhibits.

How long is your gut?
Just how long are the intestines that are coiled up in the body?

How strong is your grip?
Measure your hand grip strength and find out how it compares to other animals. You can also test how long you can maintain your grip.

How unique are You?
How unique are you? Answer the questions on the computer to find out how many people share the same characteristics as you.

Human Jigsaw
Find out how the human organs fit together in the body.

Joints
Match the x-ray to the model joint - can you identify the different types of joint?

Listen to your heart
What does your heart sound like? Use an electronic stethoscope to hear heart sounds.

Making Faces
Try to make a 'photo-fit' picture on the computer screen look like you.

Pulse Step
Find out how your heart rate changes when you exercise. This exhibit includes pulse rate measuring equipment and a step for gentle exercise. There is also an anatomical heart model to take apart and investigate.

Skeleton Puzzle
Fit x-ray images together to make a skeleton.

Skully Skeleton
Investigate the life-size skeleton in the chair.

Stuffee
Stuffee is a 7-foot soft fabric doll with blue hair and a big smile. Unzip the big zipper on his front and see what's inside! Lots of colourful fabric reproductions of all the important 'bits' to be taken out and handled as you learn about what they all do and what we can do to keep our bodies healthy.

The first nine months - where did I come from?
How does a baby grow? See what you looked like in the nine months before you were born. This exhibit has one baby and womb model for each of the nine months of pregnancy.

Tireless Heart
How hard does your heart work? Pump 'blood' with this hand pump to find out how hard your heart muscle works. There are four different pulse rates to try, from sleeping to running.

What can x-rays tell us?
Match the real x-ray photographs to the bones in the body and spot the broken "bits".

What do cells look like?
What are you made of? Use an easy to operate microscope to look at some of the cells in your body.

Where did I come from? - skulls
Match the jawbone to the skull, for the members of the human evolutionary tree.

 
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